Neuro-Opthalmology (Developments in Ophthalmology)



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All motor behavior is characterized by sensory inputs causing specific motor reactions. Because humans modify motor reactions voluntarily or through experience, this input-output relation is more complex in humans than in lower vertebrates. Eye movements provide a window on fundamental brain function, not only for topographic diagnosis of dysfunctions but also for the comprehension of normal brain function. This book highlights basic mechanical properties of eye movements, explains the neuronal basis of the vestibular-ocular reflex, saccadic eye movements, smooth-pursuit eye movements, and vergence eye movements, and deals with their pharmacological manipulation in disorders. Since precise measurement of motor reactions is essential for understanding the oculomotor system, one chapter critically discusses current registration methods, and another one considers the possibilities and limitations of modeling it by control theory methods. Its comprehensive characterization of eye movements and their relation to brain function makes this publication essential reading to ophthalmologists, neurologists, and clinical neuropsychologists.

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Handbook of Nutrition and Ophthalmology (Nutrition and Health)

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The Handbook of Nutrition in Ophthalmology is the first general text on nutrition and eye health created for physicians, nutritionists, and researchers. Dr. Richard D. Semba provides important links between the epidemic of obesity and implications it has for eye disease and blindness. The volume addresses three broad themes throughout. The first is that a healthy diet as a major lifelong habit will likely have an impact on reducing a substantial portion of visual impairment and blindness. The second is that a historical perspective is essential to understanding current challenges in ophthalmology, medicine, and public health. The third theme is that many nutrients play a role in oxidative stress and inflammation, and this theory has emerged as a major underlying hypothesis in the pathogenesis of eye diseases. The volume also includes chapters addressing nutritional aspects of preventing eye disease in diabetes mellitus and other optical neuropathies, making the Handbook of Nutrition in Ophthalmology a unique book for a broad spectrum of physicians and practitioners.

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Primary Intraocular Lymphoma

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Essential reading for both medical students and academics in the fields of ophthalmology, neurology and oncology, this is the first textbook to cover the subject of primary intraocular lymphoma (PIOL). The book serves to educate ophthalmologists, neurologists and oncologists on a disease process that is often difficult to diagnose. To help readers recognize the malignancy, a presentation of common and less frequently occurring clinical manifestations of the disease is given. The book provides ophthalmologists the guidelines on current diagnostic and therapeutic modalities as well as the historical background of PIOL.

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The Biology of the Eye


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This book explores the many recent novel ideas about the eye in a systematic and synthetic way. It includes both basic sciences and applications towards clinical research. Chapters include both anatomical and functional descriptions of the different ocular tissues and treatments of a few subjects of practical importance for ophthalmologists. This book is intended for students in basic biomedical science interested in the eye, as well as ophthalmologists a comprehensive source on recent developments in ocular research.* Combines basic science and practical opthalmological subjects
* Written with the simplicity of a textbook, while maintaining the comprehensive and rigorous approach of science papers
* Includes contributions by well-known experts

 

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The 2002 Official Patient’s Sourcebook on Retinal Detachment

The 2002 Official Patient’s Sourcebook on Retinal Detachment: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age

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This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it also gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to retinal detachment (also detached retina; retinal tear), from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on retinal detachment. Given patients’ increasing sophistication in using the Internet, abundant references to reliable Internet-based resources are provided throughout this sourcebook. Where possible, guidance is provided on how to obtain free-of-charge, primary research results as well as more detailed information via the Internet. E-book and electronic versions of this sourcebook are fully interactive with each of the Internet sites mentioned (clicking on a hyperlink automatically opens your browser to the site indicated). Hard-copy users of this sourcebook can type cited Web addresses directly into their browsers to obtain access to the corresponding sites. In addition to extensive references accessible via the Internet, chapters include glossaries of technical or uncommon terms.

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Ophthalmology Clinical Signs and Differential Diagnosis

Ophthalmology
Clinical Signs and Differential Diagnosis
(Hardcover)




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World-renowned author Jack J. Kanski and co-author Ken K. Nischal provide a new, complete, visual catalog of clinical ophthalmologic signs uniquely organized by anatomical site. This reference is an essential, first of its kind tool in ophthalmology specifically geared toward differential diagnosis. Pertinent information is succinctly provided for each disorder including diagnostic signs, ocular and systemic associations, causes, and other indicators relating to patient history and confirmation of diagnosis. More than 1,500 high-quality, color photographs and nearly 50 angiograms throughout allow you to compare directly with patient symptoms as they appear in clinical practice. This reference is a desk-side companion every ophthalmologist and optometrist will use repeatedly to match and verify diagnosis, and a valuable review tool for trainees.Book Info
King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, UK. Comprehensive and lavishly illustrated visual text of clinical signs in ophthalmology. Organized by region and focused on the information needed to make a quick and accurate diagnosis. Summary tables list systemic associations. For residents, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and primary care physicians. Trim size: 11.5 x 9 inches.

 

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Visual Prosthesis and Ophthalmic Devices: New Hope in Sight (Ophthalmology Research)


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Visual Prosthesis and Ophthalmic Devices: New Hope in Sight details the latest technology in treating eye injuries and infections, focusing on what we can currently achieve with a variety of ocular prostheses and what the future will hold. This volume provides insight into the most up-to-date and established treatment options and reviews issues such as intraocular lens implants, biocompatibility of materials, retinal implants, testing models, and software designs. With chapters written by leading experts, Visual Prosthesis and Ophthalmic Devices: New Hope in Sight is a comprehensive reference for ophthalmologists, neurologists, and anyone interested in the most recent advances in visual prosthetics and ophthalmic devises.

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Nervous Control of the Eye (Autonomic Nervous System)



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The eye is our window to the world and the loss of its function has a most profound effect on our ability to interact with the world around us. Despite this there is a tendency to underestimate the range, complexity and subtlety of the processes that sustain its function. This volume presents a view which attempts to draw together various aspects of our understanding of the autonomic neural control of the eye and linked aspects of its pathophysiology. Areas covered include nervous control of the cornea, accommodation, the Edinger-Westphal Nucleus, purinergic signalling together with retinal and corneal transplantation. The objective of Nervous Control of the Eye is to provide researchers with an insight into the relative significance of the different components involved in optic innervation.

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