Systemic Diseases and the Eye


SYSTEMIC DISEASES AND THE EYE leads ophthalmologists away from looking only at the eye and toward viewing the patient as a whole. This approach aids the ophthalmologist in making an accurate differential diagnosis. The text comprehensively covers all systemic diseases associated with the eye. The book is divided into three parts, each approaching ocular conditions from a different viewpoint. Part One is lavishly illustrated in full color. It describes different ocular conditions and related signs and gives the ...

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SYSTEMIC DISEASES AND THE EYE leads ophthalmologists away from looking only at the eye and toward viewing the patient as a whole. This approach aids the ophthalmologist in making an accurate differential diagnosis. The text comprehensively covers all systemic diseases associated with the eye. The book is divided into three parts, each approaching ocular conditions from a different viewpoint. Part One is lavishly illustrated in full color. It describes different ocular conditions and related signs and gives the systemic diseases associated with them. Part Two is also filled with illustrations and covers the differential diagnosis of systemic signs. Part Three links the different ocular and systemic features and signs together. The illustrations are enhanced throughout with brief, bullet-point text that follows a consistent format for ease of reference.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Tony Tsai, MD (Johns Hopkins Hospital)
Description: This book covers the overlap between an ophthalmic atlas and a clinical atlas of general physical diagnosis. Fully illustrated with color photographs, it is organized into three parts. The first provides clinical photographs of eye signs and lists the differential diagnosis of associated systemic associations, the second illustrates clinical photographs of general physical findings and lists the potential associated ocular findings, and the third is an alphabetical list of systemic conditions and their associated ophthalmic findings.
Purpose: The author's stated purpose is twofold. First, the atlas attempts to provide the ophthalmologist with a reminder of the non-ophthalmic physical signs of systemic conditions affecting the eye. Second, it aims to acquaint general physicians with the ocular findings associated with the systemic diseases that are of greatest interest to them. The objective is noble, because ophthalmologists and general physicians can feel separated in disparate disciplines, connected only by the patient that needs them both. Given the topic, this surprisingly concise book meets the author's objective, providing a unique and well-organized compilation of clinical photographs.
Audience: The author states his intended audience as practicing ophthalmologists and general medical practitioners, but by virtue of the ophthalmic focus of the book, it functions much better as a tool for the ophthalmologist. The author intends for the atlas's three sections to be read sequentially, and the tone and layout are more appropriate and helpful for review by students and residents.
Features: The atlas, while not all-inclusive, is concisely comprehensive in its coverage of ocular findings with systemic associations and systemic conditions with ophthalmic signs. The most useful and unique feature of the atlas is its three-part organization by eye signs, systemic signs, and systemic conditions. Of necessity, it duplicates information in triplicate, but provides a clear framework for understanding the three major ways in which ophthalmology and general medicine overlap. Although information such as differential diagnoses are duplicated in each section, the excellent glossy color illustrations are not, and the comprehensive index provides a guide for finding all of the illustrations pertinent to a particular topic. Because the clinical photos are cross-referenced in the contents and index, one wonders if this would be better as a CD-ROM, which would facilitate the search for, and juxtaposition of, associated systemic and ophthalmic illustrations. Nevertheless, the atlas is well organized and easy to navigate with sections and icons to highlight ophthalmic or systemic signs, potential complications to be noted, systemic or ophthalmic findings to look for, associations to note, and typical presentations for ophthalmic or systemic conditions. The organization, size, and scope are virtually identical to the author's Ophthalmology: Clinical Signs and Differential Diagnosis (Mosby, 1999), another atlas that seems best intended for the ophthalmologist in training.
Assessment: This atlas is not an essential component of either the ophthalmologist's or the general practitioner's library. However, it is unique in its focus and scope. The illustrations are excellent, the format is thoughtful, and the topic interesting. With its outline format and limited objective it achieves its goal of being a very readable atlas. I doubt that this atlas will appeal to the larger audience of general medical practitioners, although it may make many ophthalmic diagnoses seem less mysterious to the non-ophthalmic medical community. The atlas's best serves as a reminder that the ophthalmologist's general medical training ought not be forgotten. The ability to recognize the ophthalmic complications of systemic disease is an important skill of the well-informed and comprehensive ophthalmologist, and this atlas provides a concise and accessible compilation of these associations.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780723432166
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/3/2001
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Differential Diagnosis of Eye Signs

The eyelids
The orbit
The lacrimal gland
The conjunctiva
The sclera
The cornea
The anterior chamber
The iris
The lens
The vitreous
Vascular fundus lesions
Inflammatory fundus lesions
Dystrophic fundus changes
Retinal detachment
The optic nerve
Pupillary abnormalities

Part Two: Differential Diagnosis of Systemic Signs

The face
The mouth
The skull
The neck
The hands
The skin and hair
The joints
The lungs
The cardiovascular system
The GI tract
The kidneys
The spleen
The genitalia
Neurological defects
Mental retardation

Part Three: Systemic and Ocular Features

Alport syndrome
Amyloidosis hereditary systemic
Ankylosing spondylitis
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome primary
Ataxia telangiectasia (Louis-Barre Syndrome)
Atopic eczema
Bacterial endocarditis
Bassen-Kornzwig syndrome
Behcet's disease
Carotid artery stenosis
Carotid-cavernous fistula
Cat scratch fever
Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Chediak-Higashi syndrome
Churg-Strauss syndrome (allergic granulomatosis)
Chlamydial genital infection
Cicatricial pemphigoid
Cushing syndrome
Devic disease
Diabetes mellitus
Down syndrome
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome VI (ocular sclerotis)
Epoidermolysis bullosa
Fabry disease (angiokeratoderma diffusum)
Freidreich ataxia
Gardner syndrome
Giant cell arteritis
Goodpasture syndrome
Haemochromatosis primary
Hermanky-Pudlak syndrome
Histiocytosis X (Langerhans-cell histiocytosis)
IgA nephropathy
Juvenile chronic arthritis
Kawasaki syndrome (mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome)
Kearns-Sayre syndrome
Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome
Lecithin-Cholesterol-Acytyltransferase deficiency (Norum disease)
Leprosy (Hansen disease)
Linear IgA disease (bullous dermatosis)
Lyme disease
Lymphogranuloma venereum
Marfan syndrome
Mixed connective tissue disease
Moretoja syndrome
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type IIb (Sipple syndrome)
Multiple myeloma (myelomatosis)
Multiple sclerosis
Myasthenia gravis
Myotonic dystrophy
Myxoedema (hypothyroidism)
Naevus of Ota
Oculocutaneous albinism
Ostogenesis imperfecta
Paget disease
Pancreatitis acute
Perry-Romberg syndrome
Pemphigus vulgaris
Polyarteritis nodosa
Polycythaemia rubra vera
Porphyria cutanea tarda (cutaneous hepatic porphyria)
Primary biliary cirrhosis
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum
Psoriatic arthritis
Reiters syndrome (reactive arthritis)
Relapsing polychondritis
Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome
Refsum disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rieger syndrome
Riley-Day syndrome (familial dysautonomia)
Schilder disease
Sjogren syndrome
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (erythema multiforme major)
Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome (progressive supranuclear palsy)
Sturge-Weber syndrome
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Systemic malignancy
Systemic sclerosis
Tangier disease
Takayasu disease
Thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism)
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell disease, scalded skin syndrome)
Tuberous sclerosis (Bourneville disease)
Tubulointerstitial nephritis
Turcot syndrome
Ulcerative colitis
Usher syndrome
Vogt-Koyanagi-Lindau syndrome
Waardenburg syndrome
Waldenstrom macroglobulinaemia
Wegener's graunulomatosis
Weill-Marchesani syndrome
Wernicke encephalopathy (Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome)
Whipple disease
Wilson disease (hepatolenticular degeneration)
Xeroderma pigmentosum

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