Sclera & Systemic Disorders

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Completely revised, updated, and rewritten, the New Edition of this definitive text offers unparalleled guidance on the pathologic processes, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of scleral systemic disorders—enabling readers to quickly identify and treat these often serious disorders. Covering a variety of topics, including ocular complications, the pathology and pathogenesis of scleritis and sclerokeratasis, connective tissue disorders, and myopia, this resource offers new insights into the unusual ...

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Overview

Completely revised, updated, and rewritten, the New Edition of this definitive text offers unparalleled guidance on the pathologic processes, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of scleral systemic disorders—enabling readers to quickly identify and treat these often serious disorders. Covering a variety of topics, including ocular complications, the pathology and pathogenesis of scleritis and sclerokeratasis, connective tissue disorders, and myopia, this resource offers new insights into the unusual varieties of scleral disease—all brilliantly depicted by over 875 brand-new illustrations. This book is also the First Prize winner for the Ophthalmology section of the 2004 British Medical Association Book Awards.

• Discusses the etiology, pathology, and pathogenesis of scleral disease.
• Presents completely updated information from Moorfields Eye Hospital, the recent advances in the ophthalmology and rheumatology clinics of Addenbrooke's Hospital, and the unique and previously untapped histological material from the Library of Pathology at the Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital.
• Revises and updates former perceptions about scleral disease, illustrating its involvement in many systemic disorders, often of the connective tissue.
• Provides over 875 new illustrations—449 in full color—that vividly depict a full range of conditions.
• Discusses all aspects of the relevant anatomy, development, and physiology to give a clearer understanding of reasons for various clinical presentations.
• Offers state-of-the-art guidance on diagnosis and treatment, based recent advances in ocular imaging such as angiography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750639095
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/9/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Author of Sclera and Systemic Disorders, 2nd Edition, 2004 First Prize winner for the Ophthalmology Section of the British Medical Association Book Awards.

Author of Sclera and Systemic Disorders, 2nd Edition, 2004 First Prize winner for the Ophthalmology Section of the British Medical Association Book Awards.

Author of Sclera and Systemic Disorders, 2nd Edition, 2004 First Prize winner for the Ophthalmology Section of the British Medical Association Book Awards.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1
Historical Introduction

Chapter 2
Anatomical Physiological and Comparative Aspects

Chapter 3
Clinical Assessment of the Eye and the Joints in Scleral Disease

Chapter 4
Clinical Presentation of Scleritis and Episcleritis

Chapter 5
Investigation of Scleral Disease

Chapter 6
Ocular Complications of Scleritis

Chapter 7
Pathology and Pathogenesis of Scleritis and Sclerokeratitis

Chapter 8
Scleritis in relation to Connective Tissue Disorders

Chapter 9
Scleral Disease in Relation to other Systemic Disorders

Chapter 10
The Sclera in Myopia

Chapter 11
Other Affections of the Sclera

Chapter 12
Treatment of Scleral and Associated Inflammatory Disease

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