Clinical Ophthalmic Oncology

 
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Written by internationally renowned authorities, this book provides expert guidance and advice on the diagnosis and management of the complete range of ocular cancers-including eyelid, conjunctival, intraocular, and orbital tumors. From basic principles through the diagnosis and management of every cancer type, it equips you with the state-of-the-art knowledge you need to identify these cancers early and treat them as effectively as possible. More than 800 full-color photographs and illustrations facilitate diagnosis, and a consistent, user-friendly format expedites reference. Plus, a bonus CD-ROM enables you to incorporate any of the book’s figures into your PowerPoint® presentations!
Provide effective patient care using the latest knowledge on all aspects of ophthalmic oncology, from basic principles through clinical features, pathology and diagnostic imaging findings, diagnosis, and differential diagnosis, as well as today’s full range of management options.
Verify your diagnostic conclusions by comparing your findings to more than 800 clinical photographs from the authors’ private collections, histopathologic microphotographs, imaging studies, and crisp illustrations.
Locate the information you need quickly thanks to a practical, clinically focused format.
 
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Atlas of Glaucoma


 

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(Martin Dunitz) Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA. Covers the entire spectrum of primary and secondary glaucoma. Includes over 600 high-quality color images. For clinicians and surgeons.

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Retinal Dystrophies: Functional Genomics to Gene Therapy



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“…as a broad perspective…it is a valuable text…” (The Biochemist Online, 15 June 2004)

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Retinal dystrophies are the major causes of incurable blindness in the Western world. Our insight into their aetiology has improved remarkably over the past decade and a number of key genes have been identified. Together with a more detailed understanding of disease processes, this knowledge is stimulating new approaches to therapeutic strategies involving gene therapy, growth factors and retinal cell transplantation.

Molecular genetic studies have provided detailed information on the pathogenesis of retinal dystrophies. An important proof of principle that gene therapy holds great promise for the treatment of these conditions was demonstrated in the rds mouse: introduction of a functional copy of the peripherin gene subretinally resulted in complete rescue of rod outer segment structure. Novel approaches are being developed based on the manipulation of biochemical pathways that previously were not considered relevant to these diseases. For example, renewed interest in retinal dystrophy pathogenesis led to the successful use of high dose vitamin A treatment in Sorsby fundus dystrophy.

This important new book covers all aspects of retinal dystrophies from the molecular and developmental biology of these disorders to possible therapeutic approaches, with special reference to gene therapy. Specific chapters deal with the molecular genetics of gene therapies, clinical genetic studies, molecular and cellular mechanisms of the development of the disease, functional genomics of retinal diseases, animal models of retinal dystrophies, and finally with studies on gene therapeutic approaches to correcting the disorder. With contributions by many of the leading researchers worldwide

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Advances in Understanding Mechanisms and Treatment of Infantile Forms of Nystagmus


This volume brings together work from leading researchers in the fields of developmental disorders of binocular vision, strabismus, and both infantile and acquired forms of nystagmus. It contains four sections. The first section, Basic Concepts of Stable Vision and Gaze, deals with psychophysical aspects of infantile forms of nystagmus and the relative contributions of extraocular proprioception and efference (corollary discharge). It also contains an accessible review of current notions of spatial and temporal visual functions and spatial constancy in infantile nystagmus syndrome and latent nystagmus. The second section, New Models and Techniques for Studying Gaze Stability, reviews animal and development models for strabismus, amblyopia, and nystagmus. It also contains novel optical methods for managing the visual consequences of nystagmus and a study of the potential ill effects of video displays on children’s response to near viewing. The third section, New Therapies for Congenital Nystagmus, presents basic genetic studies and clinical trials of drug and surgical treatment of those patients with infantile forms of nystagmus. The final section,General Aspects of Normal and Abnormal Gaze Control, pulls together a range of contributions dealing with normal gaze control, infantile nystagmus, and acquired disorders of eye movements, including new treatment measures. This book will be a valuable resource for all scientists and practitioners interested in developmental disorders of vision.
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Complications in Phacoemulsification: Avoidance, Recognition, and Management


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Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City. Analyzes all complications of phacoemulsification surgery, emphasizing avoidance, recognition, and management. Features nearly 300 detailed, full-color illustrations, tips on anticipating problems, and step-by-step instructions on how to manage problems after they occur. For eye surgeons, specialists, and residents.
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration



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Addressing a major condition affecting millions worldwide, this source compiles the most practical and groundbreaking research on the etiology, assessment, and treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). With full-color illustrations throughout, this reference explores research advancements that have resulted in novel therapies that offer sight saving, less destructive forms of treatment for exudative AMD, as well as strategies to prevent the progression of non-exudative AMD. With several new chapters and expansive amount of section updates, this source supplies the latest studies on the pathophysiology and epidemiology of AMD, imaging techniques (OCT, quantitative angiography and autofluorescence), medical and surgical therapies, experimental treatments and visual rehabilitation. Age-Relatated Macular Degeneration also summarizes studies from current clinical trials to remain the gold standard in the provision of care for patients with this disabling disorder.The updated second edition provides color illustrations throught the entire text in a larger format from the previous edition which is vital to show the retinal/macular changes… Several new chapters including OCT, autofluorescence treatments, and variants…contributers from world renowned experts in the field…an in depth review and analysis of the management of wet AMD including results of recent clincal trials
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