Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology,
Edition 3 Expert Consult - Online and Print
By Jack J. Kanski, MD, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth and Brad Bowling, FRCSEd(Ophth), FRCOphth, FRANZCO

Publication Date: 17 Dec 2012

Based on the best-selling Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach, 7th Edition, by Jack J Kanski and Brad Bowling, this synopsis distills the essential information needed to quickly and accurately diagnose and manage a comprehensive range of ophthalmic disorders. Ideally used as an on-the-go reference for the busy clinician and a review guide for those preparing for examinations.

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About the author
By Jack J. Kanski, MD, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth, Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Prince Charles Eye Unit, King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, UK and Brad Bowling, FRCSEd(Ophth), FRCOphth, FRANZCO, Ophthalmologist, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Table of Contents

1. Eyelids
Benign Nodules and Cysts
Benign Tumours
Malignant  Tumours
Allergic Disorders
Disorders of Eyelashes
Viral Infections
Chronic Blepharitis
Miscellaneous Acquired Disorders
Cosmetic Eyelid and Periocular Surgery
Congenital Malformations

2. Lacrimal Drainage System
Acquired Obstruction
Congenital Obstruction
Principles of Adult Lacrimal Surgery
Lacrimal Infections

3. Orbit
Thyroid Eye Disease
Non-infective Inflammatory Disease
Vascular Abnormalities
Cystic Lesions
Anophthalmic Socket

4. Dry Eye
Classification of keratoconjunctivitis sicca
Sjögren syndrome
Diagnosis of dry eye

5. Conjunctiva
Bacterial Conjunctivitis
Viral Conjunctivitis
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis in Blistering Mucocutaneous Disease
Miscellaneous Conjunctivitis

6. Cornea
Bacterial Keratitis
Fungal Keratitis
Herpes Simplex Keratitis
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
Interstitial Keratitis
Protozoan Keratitis
Bacterial Hypersensitivity – Mediated Corneal Disease
Severe Peripheral Corneal Ulceration
Neurotrophic Keratopathy
Exposure Keratopathy
Miscellaneous Keratopathy
Corneal Ectasias
Corneal Dystrophies
Corneal Degenerations
Metabolic Keratopathies
Contact Lenses
Congenital Anomalies of the Cornea and Globe

7. Corneal and Refractive Surgery
Refractive Procedures

8. Episclera and Sclera
Immune-mediated Scleritis
Scleral Discoloration

9. Lens
Acquired Cataract
Management of Age-related Cataract
Congenital Cataract
Ectopia Lentis
Abnormalities of Shape

10. Glaucoma
Ocular Hypertension
Primary Open-angle Glaucoma
Normal-pressure Glaucoma
Primary Angle-closure Glaucoma
Pigment Dispersion
Neovascular Glaucoma
Inflammatory Glaucoma
Lens-related Glaucoma
Traumatic Glaucoma
Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE)
Glaucoma in Intraocular Tumours
Glaucoma in Iridoschisis
Primary Congenital Glaucoma
Iridocorneal Dysgenesis
Glaucoma Medications
Laser Therapy
Non-penetrating Surgery
Drainage Shunts

11. Uveitis
Clinical Features
Principles of Treatment
Intermediate Uveitis
Uveitis in Spondyloarthropathies
Uveitis in Juvenile Arthritis
Uveitis in Bowel Disease
Behçet Syndrome
Onchocerciasis (‘river blindness’)
Uveitis in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Acure Retinal Necrosis (ARN)
Fungal Uveitis
Bacterial Uveitis
White Dot Syndromes
Primary Stromal Choroiditis
Fuchs Uveitis Syndrome

12. Ocular Tumours
Bengin Epibulbar Tumours
Malignant and Premalignant Epibulbar Tumours
Iris Tumours
Iris Cysts
Ciliary Body Melanoma
Tumours of the Choroid
Neural Retinal Tumours
Vascular Retinal Tumours
Primary Intraocular Lymphoma
Congenital Hypertrophy of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium (CHRPE)

13. Retinal Vascular Disease
Diabetic Retinopathy
Retinal Venous Occlusive Disease
Retinal Arterial Occlusive Disease
Hypertensive Disease
Sickle-cell Retinopathy
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Retinal Artery Macroaneurysm
Primary Retinal Telangiectasia


14. Acquired Macular Disorders
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Polypoidal Choroidal  Vasculopathy (PCV)
Age-related Macular Hole
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSCR)
Cystoid Macular Oedema (CMO)
Macular Epimacular Membrane
Degenerative Myopia
Angioid Streaks
Choroidal Folds
Hypotony Maculopathy
Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome

15. Hereditary Fundus Dystrophies
Generalized Photoreceptor Dystrophies
Macular Dystrophies
Generalized Choroidal Dystrophies
Vitreoretinal Dystrophies
Cherry-red Spot at the Macula

16. Retinal Detachment
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD)
Tractional retinal detachment (TRD)
Exudative retinal detachment (ERD)
Pars plana vitrectomy

17. Vitreous Opacities
Muscae volitantes
Vitreous haemorrhage
Asteroid hyalosis
Synchisis scintillans

18. Strabismus
Vergence Abnormalities
Special Syndromes
Alphabet Patterns
Strabismus Surgery

19. Neuro-ophthalmology
Optic Nerve
Pituitary Adenomas
Retrochiasmal Pathways
Ocular Motor Nerves
Supranuclear Disorders of Ocular Motility
Ocular Myopathies
Facial Spasm

20. Ocular Side-effects of Systemic Medication
Optic Nerve

21. Trauma
Eyelid Trauma
Blow-out Orbital Floor Fracture
Trauma to the Globe
Chemical Injuries

Book details
ISBN: 9780702050213
Page Count: 456
Retail Price : £61.99
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