Illustrated Handbook of Ophthalmology

Illustrated Handbook of Ophthalmology

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Author: Rudolf Sachsenweger
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281193

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Illustrated Handbook of Ophthalmology provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of ophthalmology. This book provides the correct diagnosis and treatment of many ocular disorders. Organized into 22 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the eyes. This text then discusses the professions that require an extremely high standard of ocular fitness, including pilots, signalmen, train drivers, and deck officers on board ships. Other chapters consider the high risk of ocular injury in some occupations, including engineers, drillers, riveters, iron dressers, blacksmiths, and hot metal workers. This book discusses as well the various ophthalmological examination methods that all clinicians should be able to perform. The final chapter deals with some of the more serious ophthalmological emergencies, including optic neuritis, infantile glaucoma, retinal detachments, retinal tumors, chemical burns, visual field defects, and orbital cellulitis. This book is a valuable resource for ophthalmologists and clinicians.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Eyelids

    General Considerations

    Examination Procedures

    Motility Disturbances

    Disturbances of the Lid Margins

    Lid Inflammations


    Developmental Abnormalities

    2. Lacrimal Apparatus

    General Considerations

    Examination Procedures

    Diseases of the Lacrimal Gland

    Diseases of the Lacrimal Sac

    3. Eyeball

    General Considerations


    Developmental Abnormalities


    4. Conjunctiva


    Acute Conjunctivitis

    Individual Forms of Acute Conjunctivitis

    Chronic Conjunctivitis

    Less Common Conjunctival Diseases

    Degenerative Diseases


    5. Cornea

    General Considerations

    Abnormalities in the Size of the Cornea

    Examination Procedures

    Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases

    Bacterial Infections

    Viral Diseases

    Endogenous Diseases

    Neurotrophic Diseases

    Degenerative Conditions

    Corneal Dystrophies

    Metabolic Diseases


    6. Sclera

    General Considerations


    7. Lens

    General Considerations

    Examination Procedures

    Congenital Abnormalities

    Other Congenital Abnormalities

    Displacement of the Crystalline Lens

    Treatment of Congenital Cataracts

    Senile Cataracts

    Cataracts Associated with Systemic Diseases

    Other Forms of Cataract

    Cataract Surgery in Adults

    8. Uveal Tract (Iris, Ciliary Body and Choroid)

    General Considerations

    Inflammations of the Uveal Tract (Uveitis)

    Other Types of Uveal Inflammation


    Developmental Abnormalities

    9. Pupil

    General Considerations

    Pupillary Disorders

    Other Acquired Pupillary Defects


    10. Anterior Chamber and Glaucoma

    General Considerations

    Primary Glaucomas

    Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

    Chronic Closed Angle Glaucoma

    Surgical Treatment of Chronic Closed Angle Glaucoma and Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma which have not Responded to Medical Therapy

    Secondary Glaucomas

    Congenital Glaucomas

    11. Vitreous

    General Considerations

    Diseases of the Vitreous

    12. Retina and Choroid

    General Considerations

    Embryological Development of the Retina

    Examination Procedures

    Circulatory Disturbances

    Other Vascular Disorders

    Inflammatory Disorders (Retinitis, Choroidoretinitis)

    Degenerative Retinal Disorders

    Retinal Detachments



    13. Optic Disc and Optic Nerve

    General Considerations

    Developmental Abnormalities

    Diseases of the Optic Nerve


    Optic Nerve Atrophy

    Tumors of the Optic Nerve

    14. Optic Pathways


    Disturbances of the Optic Pathways

    15. Orbit


    Disturbances in the Position of the Globe in Relation to the Orbit

    Inflammatory Disorders

    Endocrine Exophthalmos


    Developmental Abnormalities

    16. Trauma

    Injuries to the Orbit

    Injuries to the Eyelids

    Mechanical Injuries to the Globe

    Contusions of the Eyeball

    Perforating Injuries

    Chemical Burns

    Radiation Injuries

    Cranial Injuries

    Aggravation and Simulation

    17. Examination Procedures and Tests of Visual Function

    Visual Acuity

    Dark Adaptation

    Visual Fields

    Color Vision

    18. Refraction and Accommodation

    General Considerations

    Hypermetropia (Long-Sightedness)

    Myopia (Short-Sightedness)




    Corrective Lenses




    19. Binocular Vision and Strabismus

    General Considerations

    Binocular Vision

    Incomitant (Paralytic) Strabismus

    Examination Procedures

    Other Defects of Extra-Ocular Motility

    Concomitant Strabismus


    20. Social Ophthalmology

    Occupational Requirements

    Hazardous Occupations

    Blindness and Visual Impairment


    21. Ophthalmological Examination Techniques

    22. Ophthalmological Emergencies

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 164
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281193

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Rudolf Sachsenweger

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