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By Sandeep Saxena, Gemmy Cheung, Timothy Y. Y. Lai, Srinivas R. Sadda. 2022
The book focuses on diabetic macular edema and provides comprehensive practical knowledge on the subject. This timely book summarizes all…the aspects of diabetic macular edema. The book is edited by leading authorities of vitreoretinal diseases having expertise in diabetic macular edema. It comprises over dozen chapters, authored by a subject authority in the world. Chapters provide diagnostic, medical and surgical approach. The book is clinically relevant, covers application of the latest clinical trials as well as application of novel imaging technologies. It includes uniquely structured chapters for easy learning.The book is beneficial to ophthalmic resident doctors, retina fellows and practicing retina specialists throughout the world.
By Stephen H. Tsang, Peter M. J. Quinn. 2023
This volume details the history of Retinitis Pigmentosa and current treatment options. Chapters guide readers through CRISPR, gene therapy,…stem cell therapy, next-generation sequencing methods, gene editing, and translational applications of other therapies to the treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Written in the successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Retinitis Pigmentosa aims to be a useful practical guide to researches to help further their study in this field.
By Sibylle Scholtz, Myriam Becker, Lee MacMorris, Achim Langenbucher. 2023
This anthology is devoted to the curious side of Medical History. Carl Sagan said: ”You have to know the past…to understand the present.” This collection of 80 short stories, written by experts in the field, inspires curiosity and provides a detailed look at the History of Medicine. It investigates many topics, including ancient Egyptian knowledge, the fundamental importance of toothache and how it birthed Anesthesia, and why and when women were allowed to run marathons. The authors report on the background of rubber gloves, the stethoscope and the intraocular lens. Historically important biographies are included, such as those of Arthur Conan Doyle, Napoleon Bonaparte and Claude Monet. The book is relevant for those interested in Medicine and its curious history.
This book offers a comprehensive overview of neovascular glaucoma (NVG), which is an extraordinarily aggressive type of secondary glaucoma that…has often been discussed as an afterthought rather than the focal subject in glaucoma reference books. NVG is considered an end stage complication in patients with certain underlying retinal diseases, most commonly diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions. Historically, NVG has been one of the most difficult types of glaucoma to manage, with a high failure rate for traditional glaucoma surgery, and often progression of the underlying retinal disease despite “standard of care” treatment. Chapters cover advancements made in recent years in the management of the underlying ischemic retinal conditions that lead to NVG, including the use of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) medications. Additionally, chapters discuss glaucoma surgeries, which have become less invasive in recent years with the advent of microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). This book offers an up-to-date reference regarding current concepts in the diagnosis, as well as medical, laser, and surgical treatment of NVG in the anti-VEGF era, with attention to the close collaboration between glaucoma specialists and retina specialists. Neovascular Glaucoma - Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment will change the way ophthalmologists manage NVG, ensuring patients better outcomes. It is a must-have resource for ophthalmologists worldwide.
An easy-to-read yet thorough guide to understanding and managing glaucoma and taking care of your vision.When you receive a glaucoma…diagnosis, knowing where to turn and how to understand treatment options can be overwhelming. Fifty percent of people with glaucoma do not even know they have the disease, and those who do may still struggle with managing it. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to irreversible blindness.The Glaucoma Guidebook is an invaluable resource for anyone living with glaucoma and for those who are at high risk of developing the disease. Dr. Constance Okeke, an expert with over 20 years of experience helping thousands of patients see better, provides the critical advice and best practices needed to take control of your vision. In simple, accessible language, the book explains:• What glaucoma is, including early symptoms• What causes increased eye pressure• Treatment options• How to prevent blindness• How to become an advocate for your own eye healthIf you have been recently diagnosed with glaucoma or are struggling with managing your glaucoma, this is the book for you. With over 50 color images and illustrations and easy-to-follow advice from both Dr. Okeke and actual glaucoma patients, this book will not only serve as a guide for those with glaucoma but also provide invaluable information for family members, caregivers, eyecare providers, and educators.
By W Leydhecker. 1981
By Mazen M. Sinjab, Eman Ali Alghamdi, Abdulmalik Yahya Al Qahtani, Khalid Mohammed Alyahya. 2020
This book provides a list of concise extemporaneous ophthalmic preparations, and standardizes the formulation of the products by suggesting specific…strength, route of administration, appropriate vehicle, and method of preparation. Pharmaceutical industries have greatly expanded their share of ophthalmic drugs in recent years. However, physicians and pharmacists are frequently called to prepare sterile products intended for ophthalmic use due to lack of availability of licensed drugs in the market. This book contains the most appropriate formulation of each medication based on published and documented stability data. Extemporaneous Ophthalmic Preparations is the first book of its kind, making it a unique and valuable companion for many physicians and pharmacy practitioners who are frequently engaged in the compounding of sterile ophthalmic preparation.
By Rudolf Happle, Antonio Torrelo. 2023
This second edition offers a fully revised and updated work on a rapidly growing field of knowledge, and was prepared…by two experts whose goal was to explain the molecular basis of mosaic skin disorders in a language that is accessible for practicing physicians and medical students alike. It presents a timely and comprehensive overview of the strikingly manifold patterns and peculiarities of mosaic skin disorders in a straightforward, reader-friendly way that will help physicians to further improve genetic counseling and treatment outcomes.The first two parts of the book are devoted to the mechanisms and patterns of cutaneous mosaicism, and include an explanation of genomic and epigenetic mosaicism and a description of the archetypical segmental patterns including the lines of Blaschko and the flag-like, phylloid and lateralization pattern, the non-segmental pattern of large congenital melanocytic nevi, and the sash-like arrangement as noted in a particular type of cutis tricolor. The concept of lethal mutations surviving as mosaics has now been confirmed by molecular analysis in many sporadically occurring phenotypes. The difference between monoallelic and biallelic traits has deepened our understanding of hereditary mosaics, especially of multiple benign skin tumors. Moreover, recognition of the fundamental difference between the simple segmental and the superimposed types of mosaicism is important for the purpose of genetic counseling. In the third part, the various mosaic skin disorders are examined in depth, including nevi, didymotic disorders, other binary genodermatoses, mosaic manifestations of autosomal skin disorders, and nevoid skin disorders such as phenotypes reflecting functional X-chromosome mosaicism or a superimposed mosaic manifestation of common skin diseases with a polygenic background. Reader-friendly and clearly structured, Mosaicism in Human Skin will appeal to both experienced dermatologists and residents in training, as well as to medical geneticists and pediatricians.
By Xinghuai Sun, Guohong Tian. 2022
This book provides a practical guide in neuro-ophthalmology. It contains more than 80 carefully selected neuro-ophthalmic cases. It covers visual…afferent (Part 1) and efferent disorders (Part 2): the various optic neuropathies, diplopia from ocular and neurologic pathogen, pupil and lid abnormality. Each case presents with neuro-ophthalmology examination format, followed by ancillary test, finial diagnose, treatment and prognosis. A short review or comment highlights the important points of these disorders, up to date progress and literature are addressed in part of them. The novel optical coherence tomography imaging technique is also introduced to interpretation some visual pathway disorders and for follow-up. The massive photographs and neuro-imaging will help the reader for easy following. As a case-based practical manual, this book is a clinical reference for general ophthalmologist, neurologist, senior ophthalmology resident, specialist and fellow, and physician who are interested in neuro-ophthalmology field.
Machine Learning in Clinical Neuroscience: Foundations and Applications (Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement #134)
By Luca Regli, Victor E. Staartjes, Carlo Serra. 2022
This book bridges the gap between data scientists and clinicians by introducing all relevant aspects of machine learning in an…accessible way, and will certainly foster new and serendipitous applications of machine learning in the clinical neurosciences. Building from the ground up by communicating the foundational knowledge and intuitions first before progressing to more advanced and specific topics, the book is well-suited even for clinicians without prior machine learning experience. Authored by a wide array of experienced global machine learning groups, the book is aimed at clinicians who are interested in mastering the basics of machine learning and who wish to get started with their own machine learning research. The volume is structured in two major parts: The first uniquely introduces all major concepts in clinical machine learning from the ground up, and includes step-by-step instructions on how to correctly develop and validate clinical prediction models. It also includes methodological and conceptual foundations of other applications of machine learning in clinical neuroscience, such as applications of machine learning to neuroimaging, natural language processing, and time series analysis. The second part provides an overview of some state-of-the-art applications of these methodologies. The Machine Intelligence in Clinical Neuroscience (MICN) Laboratory at the Department of Neurosurgery of the University Hospital Zurich studies clinical applications of machine intelligence to improve patient care in clinical neuroscience. The group focuses on diagnostic, prognostic and predictive analytics that aid in decision-making by increasing objectivity and transparency to patients. Other major interests of our group members are in medical imaging, and intraoperative applications of machine vision.
By David Hapgood, Arthur Seiderman, Steven E Marcus. 1989
Discusses the difference between sight, which is present at birth, and vision, which is a learned skill involving the eye…and the brain. The authors believe that many people with vision problems are not receiving the help they need. c1989.
By Ian L. Bailey, Amanda Hall, Ian L Bailey. 1990
This book answers basic questions about vision loss. Provides information on the common causes of low vision, such as eye…diseases, trauma, or aging. Describes treatments and adaptation techniques for different forms of vision loss. Discusses individuals' reactions and adjustments to their visual conditions. Explains sources of assistance, such as specialists and rehabilitation services
By Jeffrey N. Weiss. 2022
Blindness or serious vision impairment is one of the most feared disabilities known to humankind. A 2016 report compiled by…the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Prevent Blindness America states that although half of all blindness can be prevented, the number of people who suffer vision loss continues to increase. The technique of dynamic light scattering (DLS) was developed by physicists in the late 1960s to early 1970s. DLS is now emerging as a potential ophthalmic tool, making possible studies of virtually every tissue and fluid comprising the eye, thus pushing the envelope for broader applications in ophthalmology. This book presents a comprehensive review of the application of light scattering in clinical use. It is the first of its kind, offering insight to how DLS can be applied to the human eye as well as animals. Chapters discuss DLS in neurological diseases, including protocols, informed consent, and patents. Dynamic Light Scattering Spectroscopy of the Human Eye is a must-have resource for physicians, engineers, and physicists interested in the clinical application of DLS to diagnose and potentially treat medical conditions in a non-invasive, quantitative and novel way.
By Aparna Ramasubramanian. 2022
The book provides a comprehensive review of the current trends in pediatric ophthalmology. It covers well-researched and up-to-date information and…keeps the readers updated with the current literature. Pediatric ophthalmology is a vast area with multiple subspecialties and the book helps streamline the literature for rapid reference. The editors and authors are experts in the field. The book is helpful for the general ophthalmologist, ocular oncologist, ophthalmology residents and fellows in training optometrists.
By Edna Almodin, Belquiz Amaral Nassaralla, Jordana Sandes. 2022
Keratoconus is a progressive disease of the cornea which can lead to blindness as irregular astigmatism increases. The study of…the ectasic diseases of the cornea has evolved considerably in the last several years and this has brought new tools for the keratoconus diagnosis and treatment. A better understanding of treatment options can enhance visual rehabilitation and prevent blindness in these patients.This book provides the reader deeply and updated information on keratoconus treatment. Written by experts from worldwide, the book presents clinical, genetic, metabolic and biomechanical aspects in the development of the disease, the proper intervention time, the imaging tests used for diagnosis and keratoconus monitoring, as well as details on new surgical procedures (as contact lenses and laser technologies) using modern methods with wide technological application. Two pioneers in the keratoconus treatment bring their valuable contribution in specific chapters. Ophthalmologists will find a practical and useful approach of new technologies to get the best results for their patients. This book will really impact changes in the therapeutic conduct of corneal surgeons.
By Sujata Das. 2022
The book covers various aspects of the management of keratoconus, which is a leading cause of visual impairment in young…adults. It focuses on the epidemiology and risk factors of keratoconus with a special focus on Southeast Asia. Keratoconus affects the quality of vision, thereby affecting the quality of life. While most patients present with defective vision, many are diagnosed accidentally during screening for refractive surgery. The book covers the varied epidemiology of keratoconus across different parts of the world. It discusses many systemic and ocular diseases associated with keratoconus. The book covers the newer diagnostic techniques and various treatment procedures for keratoconus, helping in diagnosing keratoconus in the early stages and closely watching the progression. It discusses various contact lenses to improve vision quality; widely used collagen crosslinking, and its various modifications for halting the progression. It also explains the surgical approach for keratoconus, such as penetrating keratoplasty, lamellar keratoplasty and other lens-assisted procedures. The book is relevant for general ophthalmologists and cornea specialists.
By R. V. Paul Chan. 2022
This volume on pediatric retina covers all aspects of pediatric retinal diseases as their understanding, diagnosis and management is still…under evolution and a challenging task. Newer diagnostic and surgical techniques are being developed and are being adapted for better visual outcome in pediatric cases. It comprises of 10 chapters describing the medical and surgical aspects. The text and figures have been provided in a lucid manner to enhance the understanding of the reader. This volume covers OCT angiography for pediatric retinal disease, clinical spectrum of retinopathy of prematurity, which has become an ever increasing burden of disease for the society and needs special attention, anti-VEGF for retinopathy of prematurity, surgical management of retinopathy of prematurity, retinopathy of prematurity: atypical aspects, Coats’ disease, pediatric retinal inflammatory disorders, congenital X-linked retinoschisis, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, hematologic disorders: leukemia, hyperviscosity, anemia. It provides descriptions of these disease accompanied by numerous helpful images to highlight these conditions. This atlas will assist the vitreoretinal specialists, general ophthalmologists, retina fellows and post graduate students in successfully identifying the key features of these challenging pediatric vitreoretinopathies. Pediatric Retinal Diseases is one of the nine volumes of the series Retina Atlas. This series provides global perspective on vitreoretinal diseases, covering imaging basics, retinal vascular disease, ocular inflammatory disease, retinal degeneration, surgical retina, ocular oncology, pediatric retina and trauma. Retina Atlas is spread over 9 volumes and about 100 chapters, covering validated and comprehensive information on retinal disorders.
By Frances A. Koestler, Frances A Koestler. 1976
Examines U.S. contributions toward improving the condition of blind individuals. Discusses the invention of braille and the origins of the…talking book. Includes portraits of Louis Braille of France, Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan Macy, and Dorothy Eustis, as well as detailed accounts of mid-twentieth-century federal and state legislation
By Jonathan Dutton, Alan Proia, Hatem Tawfik. 2023
Thorough, up to date, and unique in the field, Comprehensive Textbook of Eyelid Disorders and Diseases, by Drs. Jonathan J.…Dutton, Hatem A. Tawfik, and Alan D. Proia, offers a complete up-to-date review of the most common eyelid disorders. In 147 chapters, the authors provide highly illustrated discussions of each condition, suitably detailed for ophthalmologists working in oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, and pediatrics, as well as facial surgeons, dermatologists, and dermatopathologists.
By Robin Benoit, Jillian Benoit. 2010
The “inspiring and beautifully told” story of one mother’s determination to help her child overcome amblyopia (Susan R. Barry, PhD,…author of Coming to Our Senses).Vision challenges present a real and devastating problem among children in the USA—the correlation between vision-related learning challenges and juvenile delinquency is shocking. Jillian’s Story: How Vision Therapy Changed My Daughter’s Life shares how one family triumphed over vision problems. At the age of five, Jillian Benoit was diagnosed with amblyopia, a condition in which a child is born with good vision in one eye and extremely weak vision in the other—Jillian had been legally blind in one eye since birth, and no one knew it. After receiving the diagnosis, the Benoit family embarked on a six-year journey to improve Jillian’s vision. It wasn’t until after eye patches, thick glasses, visits to doctors’ offices, and constant struggles with academics that Robin Benoit took matters into her own hands and discovered the wonders of vision therapy. A truly inspiring tale of determination, Jillian’s Story offers a deeply personal account along with life-changing information on vision therapy.“A fascinating book that should be required reading for any parent who is struggling with the challenges of a child who is a victim of medical system that is sometimes blind.” —Todd Huston, author of More Than Mountains“Jillian’s parents prove that knowledge and answers are out there if people have the endurance to find them—a true and beautiful message of faith, hope, and love.” —Carol Dean Schreiner, author of Laugh for the Health of It!