By Roy Taylor
This book, a successor to the highly popular Practical Guide to Polaroid Retinal Photography, describes the essential components of a retinopathy screening programme, including the criteria for referral to an ophthalmologist, drawing upon the experience of the Newcastle system over the last two decades and the National Screening Committee Report upon Eye screening. It is fully illustrated, featuring a new set of 50 digital colour photographs, showing the normal retina and problems associated with diabetes, with explanatory text.
“[T]he first concise textbook on retinal screening… well structured and written… provide[s] excellent background reading to those entering the new profession of retinal screening.” PRACTICAL DIABETES INTERNATIONAL
This updated new edition is a practical guide to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of systemic disorders as they relate to primary eye care. It incorporates a multidisciplinary approach, from the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, to testing and diagnosis methods, to medical and surgical management. Clinical Medicine in Optometric Practice, 2nd Edition provides the reader with the information needed to make informed decisions about patient management, such as identifying symptoms and their related disorders, and knowing when to refer patients to a medical specialist.
- Shows how the wide range of medical conditions and their therapeutic strategies impact the delivery of eye care.
- Familiarizes the reader with the conditions that are encountered in practice, those that may present with ocular manifestations, and those that have significant importance to medicine in general.
- Organized in a practical, easily accessible format.
- Uses case presentations to demonstrate clinical test interpretation, differential diagnosis, treatment, and the development of a prognosis.
- Reflects the most current technologies in examination and testing.
- Features all-new illustrations in full color, illustrating systemic disorders, the physical exam, videotaping, dermatological conditions, and much more.
- Includes a new chapter on vascular disease, especially important since optometrists are sometimes the first to notice these types of changes.
- Contains new information on cardiovascular disease and carotid disease, including the effects that stroke may have on the patient.
The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource available
Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, contain everything a student, scientist, or engineer requires to actively work in the field. From the design of complex optical systems to world-class research and development methods, this definitive publication provides unparalleled access to the fundamentals of the discipline and its greatest minds.
Individual chapters are written by the world’s most renowned experts who explain, illustrate, and solve the entire field of optics. Each volume contains a complete chapter listing for the entire Handbook, extensive chapter glossaries, and a wealth of references. This pioneering work offers unprecedented coverage of optics data, techniques, and applications.
Volume III, all in full color, covers vision and vision optics.
In recent years, close interdisciplinary cooperation of numerous international experts, both clinicians and basic scientists, within the European Group of Graves’ orbitopathy (EUGOGO) has yielded much valuable progress and new information, which this publication brings together. Subjects covered include the pathology of Graves’ orbitopathy (GO) and the controversial views on its pathogenesis; assessment of changes using reliable measuring techniques; medical management of GO including established and alternative treatment options; technical explanations and illustrations of various surgical procedures and finally, the molecular, immunologic, and clinical aspects of this complex disorder.The question-and-answer format facilitates its use as a reference guide for medical practitioners and offers a thorough overview of associated changes in the eyes of patients with GO. Stressing the current management of thyroid eye disease, this publication is an essential resource for ophthalmologists, internists, endocrinologists, pediatricians, immunologists, specialists in nuclear medicine, neuroradiologists and radiotherapists, specialists in laboratory medicine and pathology, otorhinolaryngologists, orbital and neurosurgeons as well as oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
Thanks to Dr.hussein berjawi who sent me AAO
This concise book presents the latest non-penetrating surgical techniques for glaucoma and combined cataract and glaucoma surgery. Professor Mermoud has assembled an international team of contributors to offer their expertise on this increasingly used technique. Contents Introduction, History of Non-Penetrating Filtering Surgery, Anatomic Considerations, Pathophysiology of Glaucoma , Experimental Work on Non-Penetrating Filtering Surgery, Indications for Surgery, Surgical Techniques, Modulation of Wound Healing, Combined Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery, Implants, Results Mechanisms of Filtration, Post-Operative Management, Complications More Reviews and Recommendations
Using real-life cases describing patients with neuro-ophthalmic disorders, this book is a case-based teaching tool that bridges the gap between textbook information and everyday clinical practice. Each case illustrates a particular area of frequent diagnostic confusion, and highlights the specific clinical features that should point to the correct diagnosis. Focusing on errors in this way serves as motivation to the clinician to master the material so that ‘pitfalls’ can be avoided. The level of the case discussions assumes that the reader has some familiarity with basic neuroanatomy, physiology and disease process but each case discussion furnishes a brief review of such information, always with an emphasis on those features that are clinically relevant. The case-histories are succinct and amply illustrated, including motility and fundus photographs, visual fields and radiographic studies. The narrative is moved along with questions to the reader, making it easy to follow the logic of the cases. Book Description
Using real-life cases describing patients with neuro-ophthalmic disorders, this book is a case-based teaching tool that bridges the gap between textbook information and everyday clinical practice. Each case illustrates a particular area of frequent diagnostic confusion, and highlights the specific clinical features that should point to the correct diagnosis.
Müller glial cells ensheath all retinal neurons in vertebrate retinae. There are a multitude of functional interactions between neurons and Müller cells, including delivery of the light stimuli to the photoreceptor cells in the inverted vertebrate retina, a ‘metabolic symbiosis’ with the neurons, and the processing of visual information. Müller cells are also responsible for the maintenance of the homeostasis of the retinal extracellular milieu (ions, water, neuro¬transmitter molecules, and pH). In vascularized retinae, Müller cells may also be involved in the control of angiogenesis, and the regulation of retinal blood flow. Virtually every disease of the retina is associated with a reactive Müller cell gliosis which, on the one hand, supports the survival of retinal neurons but, on the other hand, may accelerate the progress of neuronal degeneration:
Müller cells protect neurons via a release of neurotrophic factors. However, gliotic Müller cells display a dysregulation of various neuron-supportive functions. This contributes to a disturbance of retinal glutamate metabolism and ion homeostasis, and causes the development of retinal edema and neuronal cell death. Moreover, there are diseases evoking a primary Müller cell insufficiency, such as hepatic retinopathy and certain forms of glaucoma. Any impairment of supportive functions of Müller cells, primary or secondary, must cause and/or aggravate a dysfunction and loss of neurons, by increasing the susceptibility of neurons to stressful stimuli in the diseased retina.
Müller cells may be used in the future for novel therapeutic strategies to protect neurons against apoptosis (i.e. somatic gene therapy), or to differentiate retinal neurons from Müller/stem cells. Meanwhile, a proper understanding of the gliotic responses of Müller cells in the diseased retina, and of their protective vs. detrimental effects, is essential for the development of efficient therapeutic strategies that use and stimulate the neuron-supportive/-protective – and prevent the destructive – mechanisms of gliosis.
Completely updated and revised, this classic book provides the essential information on ocular therapeutics for the modern optometrist. Retaining all the features that made previous editions so popular, the new fifth edition continues to provide a basic grounding in pharmacological principles and drug types, before moving on to illustrate the scope of ocular therapeutics in the management of common acute conditions affecting the anterior segment of the eye. Throughout the text there are numerous new clinical notes and ready-reference tables, making for greater ease of use than ever before.
- Greatly expanded text including an illustrated section on ocular disease and its treatment
- New drugs included, processes and procedures updated and revised
- Now all completely redesigned in full colour throughout
- Features ready-reference tables and clinical notes
- Completely updated and revised to reflect modern practice
- Clinically orientated and appropriate for the practitioner as well as the student
- Written by experts with years of practical experience in teaching and training as well as dispensing these essential preparations
The most authoritative clinical reference on the cornea- Covers the etiology, clinical course, and practical approaches to therapy of corneal disease- Includes 50% new illustrations and 9 new chapters- Greatly expanded section on refractive surgery Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this comprehensive text continues to be the most authoritative clinical reference on the cornea. The most effective surgical and medical approaches to corneal disease are provided and nine new chapters with numerous new illustrations are featured in the new edition. Color plates are presented throughout the text for easy reference.