The Dry Eye

1st Edition

A Practical Approach

Authors: Sudi Patel Kenny Blades
Paperback ISBN: 9780750649780
eBook ISBN: 9780702038310
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 28th February 2003
Page Count: 104


This invaluable text covers the successful management of dry eye conditions very succinctly and in a way relevant for the modern practitioner or student. Setting goals and treatment objectives, and brimming with sound practical advice, it adopts a clinical decision-making approach to the subject. Management and treatment options are prioritized and evidence-based.

An essential pocket reference for all students and practitioners treating dry eye conditions including ophthalmologists, optometrists, dispensing opticians, ophthalmic nurses and all those involved in the management of these challenging conditions.

Key Features

  • Clear discussions explain how to set priorities and establish guidelines for treatment based on the patient's presenting symptoms.
  • No other book presents a succinct, practical guide to treatment and successful management of dry eye.
  • All factors that can cause dry eye conditions are addressed, looking beyond the most common contact lens complications to factors such as disease, the environment, and equipment worn by the patient.
  • Clinically relevant approach makes this unique resource extremely useful in the patient-care setting.
  • Practical advice outlines succinct methods for the most effective management of dry eye conditions.
  • Comprehensive information is presented in a quick-reference, synoptic format that's convenient and easy-to-use.
  • Well-referenced chapters present evidence-based information and point to original sources for further research and investigation.
  • Both common and severe dry eye conditions are covered, prioritized so clinicians can see the treatment implications associated with each.
  • Clear illustrations and line diagrams show key visual concepts and help readers see the real-world clinical applications.

Table of Contents

  1. Review of the tear film: a diagnosis and decision making chart
    2. Introduction
    3. Patient self assessment
    4. Laboratory and clinical tests
    5. Stability of the tear film
    6. Value of the tear film
    7. Quality of the tear film
    8. Ocular surface health
    9. Examples of Dry Eye Questionnaires
    10. Therapeutics
    11. Conclusions
    12. Summary


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About the Author

Sudi Patel

Affiliations and Expertise

Optometric Adviser to the Common Services Agency and Scottish Executive (the Scottish Parliament), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; Visiting Professor, Institute of Ophthalmology, University Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Alicante, Spain

Kenny Blades

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical testing at an international pharmaceutical company, UK; Formerly Department of Optometry, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK