Anterior Eye Disease and Therapeutics A-Z - 2nd Edition

Anterior Eye Disease and Therapeutics A-Z

2nd Edition

Authors: Adrian Bruce Michael Loughnan
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone


An indispensable ready-reference for eye-care professionals in Australia and New Zealand

This newly-updated edition of Anterior Eye Disease and Therapeutics A-Z is a dictionary-style clinical guide to diagnosing and managing anterior eye conditions using ocular therapeutics.

This easily accessible ophthalmology textbook offers succinct descriptions of over 160 anterior segment eye conditions – from Bacterial Conjunctivitis to Floppy Eyelid Syndrome and Vitamin A Deficiency – including 7 new conditions.

Each anterior segment eye condition is supported by full colour clinical photographs, along with treatment protocols, down-to-earth advice, differential diagnoses and/or therapy alternatives.

Anterior Eye Disease and Therapeutics A-Z, 2nd Edition is an indispensable eye-care textbook for busy primary care and specialist practitioners. It is also a concise encyclopaedia for students, making it an essential ophthalmology resource.

Key Features

  • pocket-sized A-Z format
  • a comprehensive, fully-updated appendix – medication and procedures
  • covers 165 anterior segment eye conditions including 7 new conditions
  • 12 new easy-to-use condition classification indexes to assist with differential diagnoses
  • new video footage of eye movements and surgical procedures
  • 500 new self-test questions
  • new online image bank
  • full colour clinical photographs of each anterior segment eye condition

Table of Contents

A-Z Guide
A-Z table
Acanthamoeba keratitis
Actinic keratosis
Acute allergic blepharoconjunctivitis
Adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis
Allergic Eye Disease: Classification
Atopic keratoconjunctivitis
Bacterial conjunctivits
Bacterial keratitis
Band keratopathy
Basal cell carcinoma
Bells Palsy - Facial Paralysis
Blepharitis - anterior.
Blepharitis - posterior.
Bullous Keratopathy: Pseudophakic and aphakic
Caruncular cysts
Cataract classification
Cataract Surgery Complications
Cataract incisions
Chemical burns
Chlamydial conjunctivitis
Climatic Droplet Keratopathy
Conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia
Conjunctival lymphoma
Conjunctival papilloma
Conjunctival pigmented lesions
Conjunctival scarring
Conjunctivitis - overview
Conjunctivochalasis and chemosis
Contact lenses – Gas Permeable (GP)
Contact lenses – Soft 
Contact lens-related conditions
Corneal Collagen Cross-linking
corneal degenerations, dystrophies and depositions - grouping
corneal degenerations, dystrophies and depositions - overview
Corneal edema – overview
Corneal Grafts
Corneal Grafts: Lamellar Keratoplasty
Corneal Grafts: Rejection
Corneal infiltrates - overview
Corneal opacities - peripheral
Crocodile shagreen
Crystalline keratopathy
Cysts of the eyelid
Dendritic ulcer - Herpes Simplex Keratitis
Descemet's Membrane Breaks
Disciform keratitis
Dry Eye syndromes - overview
Dry Eye Syndromes-Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
Ectopia lentis
Endothelial Opacities
Epiblepharon and Epicanthic folds
Epibulbar choristoma - dermoids, dermolipomas
Episcleritis - simple and nodular
Epithelial and fibrous ingrowth
Epithelial basement membrane dystrophy
Exposure keratopathy


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About the Author

Adrian Bruce

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Optometrist, Victorian College of Optometry, University of Melbourne, Australia

Michael Loughnan

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Staff Specialist, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Victoria, Australia