Eye Diseases in Hot Climates

Eye Diseases in Hot Climates

2nd Edition - January 1, 1990

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  • Author: John Sandford-Smith
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183725

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Eye Diseases in Hot Climates, Second Edition provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of eye diseases in hot or tropical countries. This book examines the features of basic eye care, including careful planning, cost effectiveness, mobility, cooperation between various sciences, methods and resources, and an emphasis on prevention. Organized into 20 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the various causes of eye diseases in hot, tropical, or developing countries. This text then examines the basic structure of the eye, which consists of three layers of tissue, namely, an outer protective layer, a middle layer of blood vessels, pigment cell and muscle fibers, and the retina. Other chapters consider the clinical methods needed to assess a patient with eye disease. This book discusses as well the various types of eye diseases, including, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, retinal degenerations, and vascular retinopathies. The final chapter deals with loss of vision. This book is a valuable resource for ophthalmologists.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction

    2 Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

    3 Clinical Methods—History Taking and Eye Examination

    4 Principles of Treatment

    5 The Eyelids and the Lacrimal Apparatus

    6 Diseases of the Conjunctiva

    7 Trachoma

    8 The Cornea

    9 Nutritional Corneal Ulceration and Xerophthalmia

    10 Diseases of the Uvea

    11 Diseases of the Lens

    12 Diseases of the Retina

    13 Diseases of the Optic Nerve and Visual Pathways

    14 Glaucoma

    15 Onchocerciasis and Loiasis

    16 Leprosy and the Eye

    17 Squint

    18 Orbital Diseases

    19 Eye Injuries

    20 Diagnosis of Common Eye Conditions


    Plates 1-23

Product details

  • No. of pages: 252
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
  • Published: January 1, 1990
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183725

About the Author

John Sandford-Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Ophthalmologist, The Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK; Formerly Ophthalmologist, the Christian Hospital, Quetta, Pakistan and Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology, Ahmadu Bello University Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria

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