By Rainer Sundmacher
‘Immunologic privilege’ of the cornea and anterior chamber has, in most cases, been believed to be a sufficient guarantee for survival of the donor cornea. If this failed, it was thought that adjunctive immunomodulating agents would compensate. But the question of how to care for better tolerance and safer long-term survival of corneal grafts after withdrawal of a potent immunomodulating shield still remained unanswered. The answer is human leukocyte antigens (HLA) matching. In this volume, immunological and clinical aspects are discussed by renowned clinical and experimental immunologists as well as experienced keratoplasty surgeons. These experts conclude that HLA matching is, in fact, a valuable adjunct for long-term survival of corneal grafts not only in those at high risk but notably also in patients at normal risk. This volume opens new pathways towards the successful application of HLA matching to keratoplasty surgeons, experimental and clinical immunologists.
By Ronald K. Watanabe OD FAAO
Test your skills and enhance your contact lens acumen
Unique case study format challenges you to develop your own differential diagnoses before presenting treatment solutions
Combined clinical pearls and color photographs make this book an essential purchase
Test your skills in treating contact lens problems! Clinical case report layout allows you to think through the clinical decision making process of diagnosing and managing complex contact lens cases.
Immuno-Ophthalmology (Developments in Ophthalmology)
By U. Pleyer, Zierhut M., W. Behrens-Baumann
Although considerable light has been shed on the mechanisms of ocular immunity in the last two decades of the 20th century, a complete understanding still eludes our grasp. This volume brings findings in immunological research and the resulting new therapy methods to the ophthalmologist in practice. The scope of the topics goes from general principles of immuno-ophthalmology to more specific ones such as immunology of corneal transplantation or immune regulation of uveoretinal inflammation.
Cicatrising Conjunctivitis (Developments in Ophthalmology)
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.
By Paul N. Schacknow, John R. Samples
The Glaucoma Book is both a comprehensive academic work with evidence-based science and exhaustive bibliographies, and an everyday, pragmatic guide for general ophthalmologists, optometrists, and resident physicians who need immediate answers while examining patients. Its 92 chapters and 38 sidebar essays range from conventional topics (e.g., open angle glaucoma, pigmentary dispersion syndrome, pediatric glaucomas) to those that have not previously appeared in a glaucoma text (e.g., medical-legal aspects of glaucoma care, doing community-based glaucoma research). Diagnostic tests and instrumentation, current and possible future medical therapies, and traditional and cutting-edge surgical interventions are thoroughly explored. The contributors come from well-known academic institutions and high-volume community based glaucoma practices. Photos, illustrations, and tables are sprinkled liberally throughout the book. The Glaucoma Book embodies the art and science of caring for glaucoma patients.
(Developments in Ophthalmology)
By Peter Wiedemann, L. Kohen
Presents recent clinical approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of macular diseases. The text discusses macular hole surgery in detail, as well as different therapeutic approaches for age-related macular degeneration. A description of advances in laser scanning ophthalmoscopy and in multi-focal ERG is also included. Other papers examine complications in the removal of the posterior vitreous cortex, the use of intraocular implants for drug delivery, and a review of current experimental therapies for AMD.
By Andrew Franklin BSc FBCO DOrth DCLP, Ngaire Franklin BSc FC Optom DCLP
EYE ESSENTIALS is a series of user-friendly, rapid-reference books designed to address the core skills required by the eye care practitioner in modern optical practice. Each full colour title is authored by experts in the subject area. The common format of each volume makes for exceptional ease of reference. The titles emphasizes the practical, rather than theoretical, elements of optometry and optics. Addressing classical concepts and new developments in the optical industry, EYE ESSENTIALS is a comprehensive series that the eye care practitioner will find invaluable in routine or specialized practice.
* Practical advice from experts in the field
* Highly designed, modern with tables and synoptic text
* White-coat-pocket book
* Pulls the information together in one place very concisely
* Well illustrated in full colour throughout