Ocular Disease: Mechanisms and Management

1st Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Print ISBN: 9780702029837
eBook ISBN: 9780702044021
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 3rd March 2010
Page Count: 704


Ocular Disease—a newly introduced companion volume to the classic Adler’s Physiology of the Eye—correlates basic science and clinical management to describe the how and why of eye disease processes and the related best management protocols. Editors Leonard A. Levin and Daniel M. Albert—two of the world’s leading ophthalmic clinician-scientists—have recruited as contributors the most expert and experienced authorities available in each of the major areas of ophthalmic disease specific to ophthalmology: retina, cornea, cataract, glaucoma, uveitis, and more. The concise chapter structure features liberal use of color—with 330 full-color line artworks, call-out boxes, summaries, and schematics for easy navigation and understanding. In print and online at expertconsult.com, this comprehensive resource provides you with a better and more practical understanding of the science behind eye disease and its relation to treatment.

Key Features

  • Includes access to the fully searchable text online at expertconsult.com, along with images and references.
  • Covers all areas of disease in ophthalmology including retina, cornea, cataract, glaucoma, and uveitis for the comprehensive information you need for managing clinical cases.
  • Presents a unique and pragmatic blend of necessary basic science and clinical application to serve as a clinical guide to understanding the cause and rational management of ocular disease.
  • Features 330 full-color line artworks that translate difficult concepts and discussions into concise schematics for improved understanding and comprehension.
  • Provides the expert advice of internationally recognized editors with over 40 years of experience together with a group of world class contributors in basic science and clinical ophthalmology.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 Cornea

1. Loss of corneal transparency

Russell L McCally

2. Abnormalities of corneal wound healing

Audrey M Bernstein

3. Wound healing after laser in situ keratomileusis and photorefractive keratectomy

Fabricio Witzel de Medeiros and Steven E Wilson

4. Genetics and mechanisms of hereditary corneal dystrophies

John D Gottsch

5. Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy

Vinay Gutti, David S Bardenstein, Sudha Iyengar, and Jonathan H Lass

6. Keratoconus

M Cristina Kenney and Ronald N Gaster

7. Infectious keratitis

Michael S Gilmore, Susan R Heimer, and Ai Yamada

8. Corneal graft rejection

Daniel R Saban, Mohammad H Dastjerdi, and Reza Dana

9. Corneal edema

Daniel G Dawson and Henry F Edelhauser

10. Corneal angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis

Chih-Wei Wu, David Ellenberg, and Jin-Hong Chang

11. Ocular surface restoration

Julie T Daniels, Genevieve A Secker, and Alex J Shortt

12. Herpetic keratitis

Pranita P Sarangi and Barry T Rouse

13. Ocular allergy

Neal P Barney, Ellen B Cook, James L Stahl, and Frank M Graziano


SECTION 2 Dry eye

14. The lacrimal gland and dry-eye disease

Darlene A Dartt

15. Immune mechanisms of dry-eye disease

Austin K Mircheff and Joel E Schechter

16. Disruption of tear film and blink dynamics

Jianhua Wang and Anuj Chauhan

17. Abnormalities of eyelid and tear film lipid

Gary N Foulks and Douglas Borchman

18 Dry eye: abnormalities of tear film mucins

Ann-Christin Albertsmeyer and Ilene K Gipson


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