Cataracts are a very common condition whereby the lens of the eye becomes cloudy causing blurred vision. Over time, a cataract can get worse, eventually leading to blindness if untreated. Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide. Phacoemulsification surgery is the most widely used method for cataract management. Simplified Phacoemulsification is a step by step guide to the complete technique of phacoemulsification. Beginning with an introduction to the anatomy and development of the lens, patient selection and the phacoemulsification machine used in the procedure, the following chapters describe the complete process from anaesthesia, suturing and incision, through the different basic and technical aspects of the technique. The final section examines instruments used for phaco surgery. Written in an easy to read, short note format, this comprehensive manual includes more than 280 full colour images and figures to enhance learning. Key points * Step by step guide to phacoemulsification * Covers complete process from basic anatomy and development, to anaesthesia and suturing, and technical aspects of the procedure * Easy to read, short note format * Includes more than 280 full colour images, figures and illustrations
Matthew J. Thurtell (Author), Robert L. Tomsak (Author), Robert B. Daroff (Author)
Neuro-ophthalmology is a field of medicine that touches on every subspecialty in neurology, but has an undeserved reputation as a branch of knowledge that is difficult to learn and practice. Many neurologists and ophthalmologists do not receive sufficient exposure to neuro-ophthalmology during their residencies, and are uncomfortable diagnosing and treating patients with neuro-ophthalmic problems.
Authored by neuro-ophthalmologists whose careers span three generations in the field, Neuro-Ophthalmology helps clinicians evaluate and manage patients with neuro-ophthalmic problems. This “curb-side consult” approach is divided into five sections: afferent (visual) disorders; efferent (eye movement) disorders; eyelid disorders; pupil disorders; and combination syndromes. Based on the most current scholarly evidence and filled with practical advice, Neuro-Ophthalmology provides the answers to “what do I do now? “
Deepak P. Edward (Editor), Thasarat S. Vajaranant (Editor)
Part of the Oxford American Ophthalmology Library, this book provides clear and detailed guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Coverage spans the entire spectrum of glaucoma, including descriptions of traditional and newly emerging modalities available for glaucoma diagnosis and management. Chapters discuss current imaging technology for glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring, providing practical tips using case examples. Management is also thoroughly addressed, from the treatment of primary open angle glaucoma to management of complex secondary glaucoma. Evidence-based management of glaucoma in different stages of the disease is also discussed with highlights of the multicenter glaucoma clinical trials.