Eye Diseases in Hot Climates

Eye Diseases in Hot Climates

by John Sandford-Smith
     
 

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Eye Diseases in Hot Climates, Second Edition covers common eye diseases, particularly those that cause blindness and can be treated or prevented. The book starts by describing the basic anatomy and physiology of the eye.
The text then discusses clinical methods of eye examination, with focus on prevention; the principles of treatment; disorders of the eyelids and

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Eye Diseases in Hot Climates, Second Edition covers common eye diseases, particularly those that cause blindness and can be treated or prevented. The book starts by describing the basic anatomy and physiology of the eye.
The text then discusses clinical methods of eye examination, with focus on prevention; the principles of treatment; disorders of the eyelids and the lacrimal apparatus; and the diseases of the conjunctiva and the psychological causes and diagnosis of conjunctivitis. The symptoms, classification, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment and prevention of trachoma are also discussed.
The book tackles patterns of corneal disease; the signs, symptoms, epidemiology, and prevention/treatment of vitamin A deficiency in the eye; and diseases of the uvea, lens, retina, optic nerve and visual pathways. The diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, onchocerciasis and loiasis, leprosy of the eye, squint, orbital diseases, and eye injuries, as well as the diagnosis of common eye conditions are also described. The book will be useful to ophthalmic specialists.

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An eye text specifically for clinical practitioners and students in developing countries and the tropics, focusing on common and important diseases, especially those that cause blindness. Contains introductory chapters on anatomy and physiology of the eye and methods of examination, and describes symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention of various diseases. Includes chapters on leprosy and the eye, parasitic diseases, disorders of eye movement, and eye injuries. Also lists contacts for teaching materials, medical equipment, and helpful organizations. This third edition contains color photos. For doctors, medical assistants, and nurses who must treat eye patients without specialist supervision and with limited facilities. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781483103983
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
04/23/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
File size:
8 MB

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