Pediatric Practice Ophthalmology / Edition 1

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Overview

Hands-on, full-color guidance for treating ophthalmic diseases in children

600 full-color clinical images and illustrations

"This is a hybrid between a textbook and a clinical guide that aims to bridge the knowledge gap between general pediatric practitioners and specialized pediatric ophthalmologists in the care of children with eye disease. It is organized in an easy-to-use fashion with numerous pictures and clinical algorithms to make it useful for everyday use. 3 Stars."—Doody's Review Service

Part of the Pediatric Practice series, Pediatric Practice: Ophthalmology is filled with practical, clinically relevant guidance on the successful diagnosis and management of children with ophthalmic symptoms and diseases. The care of the patient forms the core of this book, which also provides perspectives on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis that every pediatrician, pediatric resident, and nurse should be familiar with. Over 600 full-color clinical images and illustrations highlight the techniques, diseases, and disorders discussed throughout the book.

The book is logically divided into three parts: the first section describes the examination techniques, instruments, and ancillary tests used for evaluation of pediatric eye disorders. The second section on symptoms provides a straightforward how-to approach based on specific clinical presentations allowing pediatricians to quickly evaluate and accurately diagnose a patient in the office. The third section on diseases follows the style of traditional medical textbooks, offering greater detail on treatment of disease while maintaining the book’s easy-to-absorb presentation.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Nicholas N. Volpe, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a hybrid between a textbook and a clinical guide that aims to bridge the knowledge gap between general pediatric practitioners and specialized pediatric ophthalmologists in the care of children with eye disease. It is organized in an easy-to-use fashion with numerous pictures and clinical algorithms to make it useful for everyday use.
Purpose: The aim is to create an essential pediatric ophthalmology book that would be useful to both general pediatric practitioners and pediatric ophthalmologists. There is definitely a role for a book of this type because, as the author states, there are books that are too complex for the former and too basic for the latter. This book does an excellent job of filling that gap, but it is more useful overall for general practitioners than for specialists.
Audience: It is intended for practitioners, both general pediatricians (and others who take care of children in a primary care role) and pediatric ophthalmologists. The editor has completed training in both pediatrics and pediatric ophthalmology, and is a professor of ophthalmology. The book does work well as a quick reference guide for specialists, but it appears to be more geared toward the primary care practitioner, providing a good mix of basic knowledge, clinical reasoning, and illustrations to help them better understand entities that they don't encounter on a day-to-day basis. It also would be a useful adjunct to those in training such as pediatric or ophthalmology residents and medical students rotating through pediatric ophthalmology.
Features: The book covers a wide range of topics well organized into sections centered on the basic foundation of knowledge in pediatric eye exams, triaging based on primary symptoms, and a breakdown of specific clinical entities (the last part in more of a textbook fashion). With the intended audience in mind, the first two parts of the book are very useful for those in training and general practitioners. The latter half is a good reference as well, but is probably not as in-depth as specialists would need for their practice. The illustrations play a key role, since a good amount of ophthalmology is based on observation through examination. The clinical algorithms are of particular benefit since they are a quick reference for clinicians to sort through their diagnostic thinking and figure out what they might be missing, what else needs to be done, and when to seek further assistance.
Assessment: There is a definite role for this book in the care of children with eye disease. It seems to be most useful for those in training with an interest in pediatric ophthalmology and for general pediatric practitioners who would like to better understand and incorporate pediatric ophthalmology into their daily practice. The illustrations and algorithms are particularly helpful in this regard. In terms of working as a reference for specialists in the field, this book does not meet the criteria for being the "one" to have on the shelf when there is more in-depth information and assistance available from such books as Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 2nd edition, Wright and Spiegel (Springer, 2003) or Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 3rd edition, Taylor and Hoyt (Elsevier, 2005).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071633802
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/7/2011
  • Series: Pediatric Practice Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregg T. Lueder, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology and

Visual Sciences, and Professor of Pediatrics

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO

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Table of Contents

Acknowlegements
Introduction
SECTION 1: EVALUATION OF THE EYE
1. The Eye Examination
2. Ancillary Tests in Pediatric Ophthalmology
SECTION 2: SYMPTOMS
3. The Infant Who Does Not Appear to See
4. Decreased Vision in Older Children
5. Red Eye
6. Irritated Eyes (But not Red)
7.Excess Tearing in Infants
8. Absent Tearing in Infants
9. Strabismus in Infants
10. Strabismus in an Older Child
11. Diplopia
12. Nystagmus
13. Bumps Around the Eye
14. Droopy Eyelids
15. Bulging Eyeball
16. Cloudy Cornea
17. Bumps on the Iris
18. Anisocoria
19. Abnormal Red Reflex
20. Retinal Hemorrhage
21. Abnormal Optic Nerve
22. Headache
23. Learning Disorders
SECTION 3: DISEASES
24. Disorders of the Lacrimal System
25. Disorders of the Eyelids
26. Disorders of the Orbit
27. Diseases of the Conjunctiva
28. Diseases of the Cornea
29. Disorders of the Iris and Pupil
30. Disorders of the Lens
31. Disorders of the Retina
32. Glaucoma
33. Disorders of the Optic Nerve
34. Strabismus, Amblyopia, and Nystagmus
Index

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