Synopsis of Ophthalmology - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780723609377, 9781483281247

Synopsis of Ophthalmology

6th Edition

Authors: Jack J. Kanski
eBook ISBN: 9781483281247
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th March 1990
Page Count: 250
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Synopsis of Ophthalmology, Sixth Edition provides information pertinent to the main aspects of ophthalmology. This book provides the correct diagnosis and treatment of many ocular disorders.

Organized into 15 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the various disorders of the eyelids, including cystic lesions, tumors, involution entropion, and neurogenic ptosis. This text then explains the cause of infiltrative ophthalmopathy, which is the increase in mucopolysaccharides in extraocular muscles leading to enlargement, fibrosis, and restrictive myopathy. Other chapters consider some of the more serious ophthalmological emergencies, including retinal vascular disorders, intraocular tumors, inflammatory glaucomas, retinal detachments, uveitis, conjunctivitis, corneal lesions, cataract, ectopia lentis, and acquired maculopathies. This book discusses as well the earliest clinical manifestations of age-related macular degeneration. The final chapter deals with the diagnosis, clinical features, signs and treatment of myopathies of extraocular muscles.

This book is a valuable resource for ophthalmologists, clinicians, and postgraduate students.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Eyelids

Cystic Lesions

Benign Tumours

Malignant Tumours

Disorders of Eyelashes





Chapter 2 The Orbit

Thyroid Ophthalmopathy

Orbital Infections

Inflammatory Orbital Disease (Pseudotumour)

Orbital Tumours

Blow-Out Fracture of Orbital Floor

Chapter 3 The Lacrimal System

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

Obstruction of Lacrimal Passages

Chapter 4 The Conjunctiva

Evaluation of Conjunctival Inflammation

Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Viral Conjunctivitis

Chlamydial Conjunctivitis

Neonatal Conjunctivitis (Ophthalmia Neonatorum)

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Cicatrizing Conjunctivitis

Miscellaneous Syndromes

Pigmented Conjunctival Lesions

Non-pigmented Conjunctival Tumours

Chapter 5 The Cornea and Sclera

Evaluation of Corneal Lesions

Microbial Keratitis

Herpes Simplex Keratitis

Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

Peripheral Corneal Thinning and Ulceration

Miscellaneous Keratopathies

Corneal Degenerations

Corneal Dystrophies

Corneal Changes in Toxic and Metabolic Disorders

Contact Lenses

Corneal Surgery

Episcleritis and Scleritis

Chapter 6 Uveitis


Clinical Features

Uveitis and Arthritis

Uveitis in Non-Infectious Systemic Diseases

Uveitis in Chronic Systemic Infections

Uveitis in Parasitic Infestations

Uveitis in Viral Infections

Uveitis in Fungal Infections

Idiopathic Specific Uveitis Entities

Treatment of Uveitis

Chapter 7 The Glaucomas


Open-Angle Glaucomas in Adults

Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Neovascular Glaucoma

Inflammatory Glaucomas

Uncommon Acquired Secondary Glaucomas

Primary Congenital Glaucoma

Glaucoma and Iridocornealdysgenesis

Glaucoma in the Phacomatoses

Anti-Glaucoma Drugs

Laser Therapy of Glaucoma

Glaucoma Surgery

Chapter 8 Disorders of the Lens


Ectopia Lentis

Abnormalities of Shape

Chapter 9 Retinal Detachment


Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Prophylaxis of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Retinal Surgery

Chapter 10 Retinal Vascular Disorders

Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal Artery Occlusion

Hypertensive Retinopathy

Sickle-Cell Retinopathy

Retinopathy of Prematurity

Retinal Telangiectasias

Chapter 11 Acquired Maculopathies

Age-Related (Senile) Macular Degeneration

Central Serous Retinopathy

Cystoid Macular Oedema

Macular Hole

Myopic Maculopathy

Macular Pucker

Choroidal Folds

Angioid Streaks

Chloroquine Maculopathy

Chapter 12 Hereditary Disorders of the Retina and Choroid

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Leber's Amaurosis

Cone Dystrophy

Best's Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy

Stargardt's Disease and Fundus Flavimaculatus


Vitreoretinal Degenerations

Choroidal Dystrophies

Chapter 13 Intraocular Tumours

Tumours of the Uvea

Tumours of the Retina

Chapter 14 Strabismus

Examination Techniques

Childhood Esotropias

Childhood Exotropias

Special Ocular Motility Defects

Surgical Procedures

Chapter 15 Neuro-Ophthalmology

Acquired Optic Nerve Disorders

Congenital Optic Disc Anomalies

Chiasmal Disorders

Third, Fourth and Sixth Nerve Disease

Carotid-Cavernous Fistula

Abnormal pupillary Reactions


Myopathies of Extraocular Muscles



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About the Author

Jack J. Kanski

Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Prince Charles Eye Unit, King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, Royaume-Uni

Affiliations and Expertise

MD, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth, Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Prince Charles Eye Unit, King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, UK

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