Ophthalmology 3rd edition

Ophthalmology 3rd edition

Yanoff

one of well recognized textbooks in ophthalmology

 

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Glaucoma Screening

Glaucoma Screening
edited by: R.N. Weinreb & P.R. Healey & F. Topouzis

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This is the fifth glaucoma World Glaucoma Association Consensus. As with other consensus topics, the discussion and conclusions of Glaucoma Screening, the subject for the 2008 consensus, will have broad impact. The global faculty, consisting of leading authorities on various aspects of glaucoma screening, met in Fort Lauderdale on April 26, 2008 to discuss the reports and refine the consensus statements. The Consensus Panel also met at that time, as well as electronically during the subsequent four weeks.

Obtaining consensus on how best to conduct glaucoma screening is quite a challenge, especially since the epidemiology and testing paradigms are so different for open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma. As with the previous WGA consensuses, the Glaucoma Screening consensus was based on the published literature and expert experience. Although consensus does not replace and is not a surrogate for scientific investigation, it does provide considerable value, especially when the desired evidence is lacking. The goal of this consensus was to establish the best practice for glaucoma screening, as well as to identify those areas for which we have little evidence and, therefore, need additional research. We hope that this consensus will serve as a benchmark of our understanding, and that it will be revised and improved with the emergence of new evidence.

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Primary Angle-Closure and Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Primary Angle-Closure and Angle-Closure Glaucoma
written by: J. Thygesen & S.V. Kessing

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The objective of this book is to offer the general ophthalmologists a clinical comprehensive and practical guidance manual for primary angle-closure and primary angle-closure glaucoma to be used in the daily clinical work.

Already in the nineteen seventies our Danish colleague, Poul Helge Alsbirk documented the exceptional high prevalence of angle-closure glaucoma among the Eskimo or Inuit population in Greenland, a North-Atlantic part of Denmark. As Danish ophthalmologists ever since have been responsible for the diagnostics and therapy of primary angle-closure (PAC) and primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) among these patients, this has led to a profound clinical experience and a growing knowledge of the complicated nature of this entity. We have experienced that the sub-clinical asymptomatic, “creeping” angle closure is a common type and early detection and prevention therefore necessary, just as in open-angle glaucoma. Further that different mechanisms and stages of PAC need different treatments and that a new, more differentiated and objectively based classification and terminology consequently has to be developed. To practice these recommendations we have learnt to use a number of standardised, clinical diagnostic methods.

To support the Danish ophthalmologists a guidance manual for primary angle-closure in Danish was published 2003 based on our long clinical experience, the present evidence based literature and conferences on glaucoma.

As the guidelines in Danish were very well received we were encouraged to produce an updated English edition. The new evidence about the high prevalence of angle-closure in Asians further supports an English edition. The point that early angle-closure may be cured and the fact that the world-wide visual disability from this disease is almost equivalent to open-angle glaucoma emphasizes the “urgent need” of improving the angle-closure management.

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Medical Treatment of Glaucoma

Medical Treatment of Glaucoma
edited by: R.N. Weinreb & J. Liebmann

 

Medical Treatment of Glaucoma is the topic of the seventh World Glaucoma Association Consensus. Medical treatment of glaucoma continues to be at the core of glaucoma management. Hence, the results of this report will have broad and significant impact on glaucoma research and clinical practice. The global faculty, consisting of leading authorities on the clinical and scientific aspects of medical management, met in Fort Lauderdale on May 1, 2010 to discuss the reports and refine the consensus statements.

As with prior meetings, it was a daunting task to seek and obtain consensus on such a complicated and nuanced subject. It is unclear how each of us decides how we practice, and evidence to guide us often is sparse. Hence, this consensus, as with the others, is based not only on the published literature, but also on expert opinion. Although consensus does not replace and is not a surrogate for scientific investigation, it does provide considerable value, especially when the desired evidence is lacking. The goal of this consensus is to provide a foundation for medical treatment of glaucoma and how it can be best employed in clinical practice. Identification of those areas for which we have little evidence and, therefore, the need for additional research always is a high priority. We hope that this consensus report will serve as a benchmark of our understanding. However, this consensus report, as with each of the others, is intended to be fluid. It is expected that it will be revised and improved with the emergence of new evidence.

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Medical Treatment of Glaucoma

Medical Treatment of Glaucoma
edited by: R.N. Weinreb & J. Liebmann

 

Medical Treatment of Glaucoma is the topic of the seventh World Glaucoma Association Consensus. Medical treatment of glaucoma continues to be at the core of glaucoma management. Hence, the results of this report will have broad and significant impact on glaucoma research and clinical practice. The global faculty, consisting of leading authorities on the clinical and scientific aspects of medical management, met in Fort Lauderdale on May 1, 2010 to discuss the reports and refine the consensus statements.

As with prior meetings, it was a daunting task to seek and obtain consensus on such a complicated and nuanced subject. It is unclear how each of us decides how we practice, and evidence to guide us often is sparse. Hence, this consensus, as with the others, is based not only on the published literature, but also on expert opinion. Although consensus does not replace and is not a surrogate for scientific investigation, it does provide considerable value, especially when the desired evidence is lacking. The goal of this consensus is to provide a foundation for medical treatment of glaucoma and how it can be best employed in clinical practice. Identification of those areas for which we have little evidence and, therefore, the need for additional research always is a high priority. We hope that this consensus report will serve as a benchmark of our understanding. However, this consensus report, as with each of the others, is intended to be fluid. It is expected that it will be revised and improved with the emergence of new evidence.

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Ocular blood flow in glaucoma : myths and reality

Ocular Blood Flow in Glaucoma
Myths and Reality

 Preface
1  Background
2   Clinical measurement of ocular blood flow
2.1  Color Doppler imaging
2.2  Laser Doppler flowmetry and scanning laser flowmetry
2.3  Retinal vessel analyzer
2.4  Blue field entoptic stimulation
2.5  Laser interferometric measurement of fundus pulsation
2.6  Dynamic contour tonometry and ocular pulse amplitude
2.7  Pulsatile ocular blood flow analyzer
2.8  Laser speckle method (laser speckle flowgraphy)
2.9  Digital scanning laser ophthalmoscope angiography
2.10   Doppler optical coherence tomography
2.11   Retinal oximetry
3  Autoregulation
3.1  Mechanisms of autoregulation
3.2  Impaired autoregulation in glaucoma
3.3  Mechanisms of impairment and damage
4  Vascular risk factors
4.1  Blood pressure and perfusion pressure
4.2  Age
4.3  Migraine
4.4  Disc hemorrhage
4.5  Diabetes
4.6  Emerging risk factors
5  The relationship between blood flow and structure
5.1  Capillary dropout
5.2  Blood pressure and optic disc morphology
5.3  Blood flow and optic disc morphology
5.4  Blood flow and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness
5.5  Circadian flow fluctuations and retinal nerve fiber layer
5.6  Central corneal thickness
6  Ocular blood flow and visual function
7  Topical medications and ocular blood flow
7.1  Background
7.2  Topical CAIs
7.3  Topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and visual function

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Ocular Blood Flow in Glaucoma

Ocular Blood Flow in Glaucoma
edited by: R.N. Weinreb & A. Harris

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This is the sixth World Glaucoma Association Consensus. The relationship between ocular blood flow and glaucoma has been discussed for more than a century, and still it uniformly fuels debates at glaucoma meetings throughout the world. Clearly, the results of this report will have broad and significant impact on glaucoma research and clinical practice. The global faculty, consisting of leading authorities on the scientific and clinical aspects of ocular blood flow, have met in Fort Lauderdale on May 2, 2009 to discuss the reports and refine the consensus statements.

Obtaining consensus on the relationship of blood flow to glaucoma was a daunting task. So much has been studied and written, but how much do we really know? As with the previous WGA consensuses, the Glaucoma Blood Flow consensus is based on the published literature and expert opinion. Although consensus does not replace and is not a surrogate for scientific investigation, it does provide considerable value, especially when the desired evidence is lacking. The goal of this consensus was to establish a foundation for ocular blood flow research of glaucoma and the best practice for its testing in clinical practice. Identification of those areas for which we have little evidence and, therefore, need additional research was a high priority. We hope that this consensus will serve as a benchmark of our understanding, and that it will be revised and improved with the emergence of new evidence.

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Albert & Jakobiec’s Principles & Practice of Ophthalmology Vol 1

Albert & Jakobiec’s Principles & Practice of Ophthalmology Vol 1
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Inside the 3rd edition of this esteemed masterwork, hundreds of the most distinguished authorities from around the world provide today’s best answers to every question that arises in your practice. They deliver in-depth guidance on new diagnostic approaches, operative technique, and treatment option, as well as cogent explanations of every new scientific concept and its clinical importance. With its new streamlined, more user-friendly, full-color format – as well as access to the complete contents online – this 3rd edition makes reference much faster, easier, and more versatile. More than ever, it’s the source you need to efficiently and confidently overcome any clinical challenge you may face.

• Comprehensive, authoritative, and richly illustrated coverage of every scientific and clinical principle in ophthalmology ensures that you will always be able to find the guidance you need to diagnose and manage your patients’ ocular problems and meet today’s standards of care.

• Updates include completely new sections on “Refractive Surgery” and “Ethics and Professionalism”… an updated and expanded “Geneitcs” section… an updated “Retina” section featuring OCT imaging and new drug therapies for macular degeneration… and many other important new developments that affect your patient care.

• A streamlined format (now four volumes instead of six) and a new, more user-friendly full-color design – with many at-a-glance summary tables, algorithms, boxes, diagrams, and thousands of phenomenal color illustrations – allows you to locate the assistance you need more rapidly than ever.

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Oculoplastic Surgery, Second Edition

Oculoplastic Surgery, Second Edition
Brian Leatherbarrow (Author)


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Oculoplastic Surgery, Second Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the advances made in the field since the highly successful first edition. This new edition offers a pragmatic approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with a wide range of oculoplastic, orbital, and lacrimal problems, with an emphasis on investigations, surgical indications, and important technical considerations.

Key features include:

• New material on applied anatomy, cosmetic surgery, thyroid eye disease and the watering eye

• An in-depth account of the pre-operative assessment of patients, precise details of surgical procedures, the post-operative management of patients and the avoidance of complications

• Over 1700 color photographs and original drawings

This lavishly illustrated new edition is an essential read for ophthalmologists, and also serves as a comprehensive and useful text for clinicians of all grades and experience in related specialties including: plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, ENT surgery, dermatology, radiology, and neurosurgery.

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Pediatric Practice Ophthalmology

Pediatric Practice Ophthalmology
Gregg Lueder (Author)

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Hands-on, full-color guidance for treating ophthalmic diseases in children

600 full-color clinical images and illustrations

Part of the Pediatric Practice series, Pediatric Practice: Ophthalmology is filled with practical, clinically relevant guidance on the successful diagnosis and management of children with ophthalmic symptoms and diseases. The care of the patient forms the core of this book, which also provides perspectives on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis that every pediatrician, pediatric resident, and nurse should be familiar with. Over 600 full-color clinical images and illustrations highlight the techniques, diseases, and disorders discussed throughout the book.

The book is logically divided into three parts: the first section describes the examination techniques, instruments, and ancillary tests used for evaluation of pediatric eye disorders. The second section on symptoms provides a straightforward how-to approach based on specific clinical presentations allowing pediatricians to quickly evaluate and accurately diagnose a patient in the office. The third section on diseases follows the style of traditional medical textbooks, offering greater detail on treatment of disease while maintaining the book’s easy-to-absorb presentation.

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Uveitis: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice

 
Uveitis: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice: Expert Consult – Online and Print
By Robert B. Nussenblatt MD, Scott M. Whitcup MD

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Uveitis is the comprehensive reference you need for a balanced approach to basic science and clinical application. Robert B. Nussenblatt and Scott M. Whitcup provide a cohesive and integrated discussion of the topic, covering everything from the role of surgery to AIDS to anterior uveitis and more. This new edition even includes full color throughout, 400 photographs and illustrations, and searchable access to the text online at expertconsult.com. Comprehensive yet readable, this resource packs everything you need in patient evaluation and management to achieve optimal results.

  • Covers the medical, pharmacological, and surgical treatment of uveitis to serve as a complete overview of all uveitis related information.

Features multiple chapters on diagnostic approach to help you overcome challenges in making accurate diagnoses.

Provides additional information on inflammatory eye diseases in chapters on scleritis, masquerade syndromes, and the role of inflammation in other ocular diseases for more comprehensive coverage.

Includes illustrated case studies to supplement major clinical points and provide insight into real situations that you can apply in practice.

Highlights important information in key points boxes that make it easy to locate crucial points on each topic.

  • Includes access to the fully searchable text online at expertconsult.com.

Features significant updates to the chapters on the role of surgery in the patient with uveitis, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, anterior uveitis, white dot syndromes, and masquerade syndromes.

Covers advancements and new developments on all aspects of uveitis including new medical and surgical treatments.

Presents photographs in full color to better prepare you for actual clinical diagnosis.

 

 

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Anti-aging in Ophthalmology: Special Issue

Anti-aging in Ophthalmology: Special Issue: Ophthalmic Research 2010, Vol. 44, No. 3 [Paperback]
K. Tsubota (Editor)
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Many of the diseases leading to blindness such as cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration correlate with the patient’s age. Even genetic disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa can be considered ‘premature aging of the retina’, and further, dry eye or presbyopia, which can dramatically affect quality of vision, are age related. Antiaging research becomes more and more important these days, although the fundamentals are not yet general standard in the clinic; however, reactive oxygen species control seems to be the beginning. In the future, a proper diet, including calorie restriction or antioxidant food factors, antioxidant supplements, exercise as well as drug intervention may play a vital role in the struggle against age-related eye disorders. This volume shows the latest developments and will be a valuable update on the subject of age-related eye diseases not only for ophthalmologists, but also for general physicians.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology for Primary Care

Pediatric Ophthalmology for Primary Care
Kenneth W. Wright

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Features the latest diagnosis and treatment advances, and provides “must know” information on eye examinations, development abnormalities, strabismus, dyslexia, ocular trauma, genetic syndromes, and all the diverse pediatric-specific eye disorders.

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