Presents a practical approach to the use and analysis of techniques involved in the clinical care of specific pterygium cases. Incorporates practical clinical techniques, preventive measures and repair of complications. Using basic medical and surgical principles based on 30 years of clinical experience, the author provides the most effective approach to each pterygium case. Instead of focusing solely on outcomes, the text also identifies pterygium features, patient types, and their influences on the outcomes An emphasis has been given to prevention, primary surgery, reduction of recurrences and the role of inflammation in pathogenesis and surgical results. Chapter 1: Features, Chapter 2: Epidemiology, Chapter 3: Pathogenesis, Chapter 4: Pathology, Chapter 5: Prevention, Chapter 6: Surgery, Chapter 7: Complications.
Edward J Holland MD(Author), Mark J Mannis MD FACS (Author), W. Barry Lee MD FACS (Author)
Ocular Surface Disease: Cornea, Conjunctiva and Tear Film incorporates current research and the latest management strategies as well as classification systems and treatment paradigms for all forms of ocular surface disease. This is the first comprehensive resource that helps you to meet ocular surface disease challenges effectively using today’s best medical and surgical approaches.
Get the complete, evidence-based guidance you need to provide optimal care for your patients with ocular surface disease.
Implement the latest drug treatments and surgical interventions to provide better outcomes with fewer complications.
Hone and expand your surgical skills by watching videos of leading experts performing advanced procedures including ocular surface transplantation techniques; amniotic membrane transplantation; pterygium surgery; lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) in ocular surface disease; and keratoprosthesis surgery.
Visualize how to proceed by reviewing detailed, full-color images and consulting new classification systems and treatment paradigms for mild to severe forms of ocular surface disease.
This invaluable diagnostic aid has a wealth of in-vivo images at high magnification that capture the features of KCS, or dry-eye syndrome, as well as filamentary keratopathy, a rarely seen associative pathology. The images depict a wide range of presentations.
By W. Bernauer, J. K. G. Dart, Marjorie J. Elder
Cicatrizing conjunctivitis is one of the most challenging causes of ocular surface disease today, and without appropriate intervention, corneal blindness or loss of sight from supervening infection is common. Because many of these diseases are rare, there is often limited management experience available and the resources for research into treatment and pathogenesis can be scarce. This text summarizes present treatment strategies and the clinical and laboratory studies validating these approaches. Topics discussed include an in-depth look at non-progressive causes including trachoma, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and ligneous conjunctivitis. The text also examines chronic progressive conjunctival cicatrization, the diseases which cause it, their clinical and laboratory evaluation, immunopathogenesis, sequelae and management. It should aid the planning of intervention and treatment of a group of diseases previously associated with poor prognosis.