The Eye Book: A Complete Guide to Eye Disorders and Health

The Eye Book: A Complete Guide to Eye Disorders and Health

by Gary H. Cassel

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The Owner's Manual for Your Eyes: The most comprehensive guide to taking care of vision.

In The Eye Book, specialist Dr. Gary H. Cassel presents readers with trusted, evidence-based information they can rely on to protect vision and learn more about how to treat any eye problems that come up. This easy-to-understand volume takes a step-by-step approach, providing an overview of the eye's anatomy, a tour of healthy vision, and an explanation of what steps readers and health care providers should take to address vision issues. Drawing on years of clinical experience with patients, Cassel also looks at eye complications associated with common medical conditions (for example, diabetes) along with the best treatments for eye conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma.

Now in its second edition, this bestselling book continues to provide the interested reader, along with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, internists, and family doctors, with practical information about

• eyeglass materials, contact lenses, and refractive surgeries (including LASIK) to improve vision
• tips to spot and treat common eye irritations and infections, including conjunctivitis ("pink eye")
• advice about when people should take care of an eye problem on their own and when they need to consult with an expert
• what people (and their health care providers) can do about blurriness, dry eyes, eye strain, eye allergies, and floaters
• how vision problems may be a sign of other health conditions, including thyroid problems and multiple sclerosis
• which medications may affect vision
• what people within and outside of the medical field need to know about macular degeneration and low vision

Richly illustrated and engagingly written, this edition features special bonus material, including a chapter on cosmetics and the eye, FAQs ("Can cataracts grow back after cataract surgery?"; "Will I go blind from my glaucoma?"), and a handy symptom index that allows readers to research topics by the presentation of an eye problem. Useful for everyone, including general medical professionals who want to learn more about the health of the eyes, this up-to-date, in-depth, and authoritative book will serve as a users' manual for the eyes and help promote better vision for a brighter tomorrow.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421440002
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 04/27/2021
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Edition description: second edition, large print
Pages: 648
Sales rank: 592,139
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gary H. Cassel, MD, completed his ophthalmology residency in 1984 at Wills Eye Hospital and was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1985. Awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study retinal neovascularization, he joined the laboratory of Bert M. Glaser, MD, at Johns Hopkins Medicine's Wilmer Eye Institute as a retinal research fellow. After practicing clinical ophthalmology part-time at Wilmer and in the community, Dr. Cassel gravitated to full-time ophthalmology private practice in Baltimore County, Maryland. He was recognized by Baltimore Magazine as a "Top Doc" among ophthalmologists and ophthalmic surgeons in 2011 and 2012.

Table of Contents

List of Vision Myths and Common Eye Questions
List of Figures
Part I. Introduction
1. A Guide to Your Eyes
2. How Our Vision Changes over Time
3. Top Tips to Take Care of Your Eyes and Your Vision
Part II. Getting to 20/20
4. The Eye Exam
5. All about Eyeglasses
6. Contact Lenses: Everything You Need to Know
7. Refractive Surgery: Is This a Good Option for You?
Part III. The Big Problems for Aging Eyes
8. Cataracts
9. Glaucoma, the "Silent Thief"
10. Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Part IV. Other Eye Problems: Diagnosis and Treatment
11. The Eyelids
12. The Cornea
13. The Conjunctiva
14. The Complicated World of Tears
15. The Uvea: Iris, Ciliary Body, and Choroid
16. The Retina and Vitreous
17. The Optic Nerve
Part V. Other Things You Need to Know
18. Eye Trauma and Emergencies
19. General Health Problems That Can Affect the Eyes
20. Living Well with Low Vision
With Michelle Bianchi OTR/L, CLVT
21. Common Medications That Affect the Eyes
22. Cosmetics and the Eyes
Appendix A. Vision Myths
Appendix B. A Guide to Eye Medications and Related Drugs
Signs and Symptoms Index
General Index

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