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Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this comprehensive text continues to be the most authoritative clinical reference on the cornea. The most effective surgical and medical approaches to corneal disease are provided and nine new chapters with numerous new illustrations are featured in the new edition. Color plates are presented throughout the text for easy reference.

* The most authoritative clinical reference on the cornea
* Covers the etiology, clinical course, and practical approaches to therapy of corneal disease
* Includes 50% new illustrations and 9 new chapters

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750699280
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 11/20/1997
Edition description: REV
Pages: 1109
Product dimensions: 8.89(w) x 11.23(h) x 2.50(d)

Table of Contents

BASIC SCIENCE: Structure and Function of the Cornea; Structure and Function of the Eyelids and Conjunctiva; Basic Ocular Immunology; CLINICAL SCIENCE: ABNORMALITIES OF THE EYELIDS AND TEAR FILM: Meibomianitis; Abnormalities of the Tears and Treatment of Dry Eyes; Surgical Management of Eyelid Abnormalities; INFECTIONS: Bacterial Conjunctivitis; Bacterial Keratitis; Fungal Keratitis; Herpes Simplex Viral Infections; Varicella-Zoster Viral Infections; Epstein-Barr Viral Infections; Nonherpetic Viral Infections; Chlamydial Infections; Parasitic Infections; CONGENITAL AND METABOLIC DISORDERS: Congenital Anomalies of the Cornea; Metabolic Disorders of the Cornea; DEGENERATIONS: Epithelial and Stromal Dystrophies; Endothelial Dystrophies; Corneal and Conjunctival Degenerations; Pterygium; Ectatic Corneal Degenerations; IMMUNOLOGIC DISORDERS: Immunologic Disorders of the Cornea and Conjunctiva; NEOPLASTIC DISEASES: Corneal Tumors; TRAUMATIC DISORDERS: Corneal Trauma; EFFECTS OF OCULAR SURGERY ON THE CORNEA: Corneal Changes from Ocular Surgery; EFFECTS OF CONTACT LENSES ON THE CORNEA: Corneal Changes from Contact Lenses; MANAGEMENT OF CORNEAL SURFACE PROBLEMS AND THINNING DISORDERS: Surgical Procedures to Restore the Corneal Epithelium; Conjunctival Flaps; Phototherapeutic Keratectomy; Inlay Lamellar Keratoplasty; Onlay Lamellar Keratoplasty; CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION: Corneal Preservation for Penetrating Keratoplasty; Penetrating Keratoplasty; Complications of Penetrating Keratoplasty; Prosthokeratoplasty; REFRACTIVE SURGERY: Radial Keratotomy; Astigmatic Keratotomy; Epikeratophakia for Aphakia and Myopia; Principles of Excimer Laser Photoablation; Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia; Photoastigmatic Refractive Keratectomy; Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis; Intrastromal Corneal Ring; Phakic Intraocular Lenses; CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY: Corneal Topography

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