Optic Nerve Disorders: Diagnosis and Management

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The optic nerve and the brain comprise the main anatomic components of neuro-ophthalmology. Although there are numerous handbooks and major texts describing all the common disorders of neuro-ophthalmology, Optic Nerve Disorders is the only practical reference book focusing only on common optic nerve disorders. The author discusses diagnosis, pathophysiology, management, and prognosis of complex optic nerve disorders. Optic Nerve Disorders is organized by optic nerve diagnoses commonly encountered in a neuro-ophthalmologic practice. It is written in a clear, concise style for quick, easy reference in the clinic.

Each chapter is formatted in a similar manner and thoroughly discusses epidemiology, diagnosis (by clinical signs and symptoms and by electrophysiologic, ocular and neuroimaging techniques), pathophysiology, management (by both conventional treatments and experimental/newer medications under consideration) and prognosis.

Updated information on diagnostics techniques, such as OCT, mfVEP, mfERG, VEP, ERG, the Heidleberg Tomograph and Gdx Nerve Fiber Analyzer, for imaging of the optic nerve will be incorporated into each of the chapters. Updated genetic testing for hereditary optic neuropathies will also be covered. Diagnosis of neuro-ophthalmologic disorders with newer neuroimaging techniques, such as PET, SPECT, and diffusion-weighted imaging, will be explained. New data from clinical studies, such as beta-interferons for optic neuritis, will be presented for the management of each disorder.

Optic Nerve Disorders also provides an update on the latest clinical techniques in diagnosing specific optic nerve disorders and gives the most recent theories on pathophysiology. Current management recommendations for each disorder are also outlined. Neurologists and ophthalmologists will find this book useful when they need a practical reference for incorporating optic nerve evaluation in their clinical practice.


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Applied Pathology for Ophthalmic Microsurgeons

Product DescriptionOphthalmic microsurgery is applied in ophthalmic pathological conditions. Ophthalmic pathology sets the landmarks for all kinds of microsurgical manipulations. Thus, in order to ensure the best surgical outcome, ophthalmic clinicians and microsurgeons have to consider the critical structures and potential complications before they start with the surgical procedure.Written by the world famous expert G. O. H. Naumann, this excellent textbook emphasizes the ocular structures such as the nuances of morphology, surgical anatomy, and pathology.

The content includes: Unique features of closed system intraocular surgery in closed system and open eye surgery.- Crucial aspects of restoring the anterior chamber, includes such as the role of blood-ocular barriers and effects of paracenthesis-effects. The spectrum of potential complications in (pseudo-) exfoliation- syndromes as well as the most vulnerable cell populations.- The features of normal and pathologic wound healing in the various tissues after non-mechanical laser and mechanical interventions emergency-pathology requiring prompt surgical intervention.

Brilliant artwork and sketches are further illustrating and summarizing the complex pathology. Thus, the reader will derive great value for the daily routine when learning how the specific pathology modifies the indications and techniques of microsurgery.


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Risk Prevention in Ophthalmology

Being served with a lawsuit wouldn’t just ruin your day. It could ruin a clinician’s professional and personal life. Written for physicians by physicians, this important book concisely and pragmatically answers many of the questions surrounding medical malpractice. With an emphasis on clinical matters and a minimum of “legalese”, this book shows ophthalmologists how to avoid law suits in the first place. It also examines what happens should litigation occur and provides insights into both defendant and plaintiff perspectives. Covering the legal issues for all of ophthalmology, here at last is a book that provides the busy clinician with the tools necessary to reduce the risk of lawsuits.

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Modern Cataract Surgery

New cataract removal techniques, anesthesia and viscoelastic substances, and the implantation of modern intraocular lenses are essential topics in the fast developing field of ophthalmic surgery. This publication provides a comprehensive update discussing these items thoroughly.
Special emphasis is given to the management of mature cataract and phacoemulsification in the vitreous cavity. Intraocular lens calculation is highlighted by optical coherence biometry, in particular, the measurements to increase the predictability of intraocular lens implantation.
Implantation techniques, incision architecture and wound construction as well as Scheimpflug-photography of foldable intraocular lenses and the prevention of PCO (posterior capsular opacification) are covered. The last two articles emphasize the implantation of special intraocular lenses including piggyback intraocular lens and multifocal intraocular lens implantation.
Anterior eye segment surgeons looking for an update on modern cataract surgery will find a wealth of timely information on new techniques and results in small incision cataract surgery in this publication.
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