Eye Diseases in Hot Climates

Eye Diseases in Hot Climates

by John Sandford-Smith, John Sanford-Smith


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Eye Diseases in Hot Climates is the only eye textbook specifically written for developing countries and the tropics. Focusing on common and important diseases, and especially those that are the major cause of blindness in developing countries, it is written from a clinical perspective but also emphasises what can be done in prevention and primary health care.

*carefully and extensively revised with integrated colour illustrations
*introductory chapters cover anatomy and physiology in the eye, optics, and methods of examination and treatment
*common diseases of the eye, their symptoms, signs, causes, management, treatment and prevention
*chapters on trachoma and xerophthalmia both major causes of eye disease and blindness, as well onchocerciasis and leprosy: important in certain areas of the tropics

This volume is particularly valuable to the doctor, medical assistant or nurse who has to treat eye patients without specialist supervision and often with limited equipment and facilities. The specialist and postgraduate trainee visiting or returning to the tropics will also welcome this guide to eye diseases in developing countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750625449
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 10/02/1997
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; basic anatomy and physiology of the eye; clinical methods - history taking and eye examination; principles of treatment; the eyelids and the lacrimal apparatus; diseases of conjunctiva; trachoma; the cornea; xerophthalmia and nutritional corneal ulceration; diseases of the uvea; diseases of the lens; diseases of the retina; diseases of the optic nerve and visual pathways; glaucoma; onchocerciasis and other parasitic diseases; leprosy and the eye; squint and other disorders of eye movement; orbital diseases; eye injuries; diagnosis of common eye conditions.

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