Contact Lens Complications,
Edition 4
By Nathan Efron, Efron, BSCOptom, PhD, DSc, FAAO, FIACLE, FCCLSA, FBCLA, FACO

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2018

In this thoroughly updated fourth edition, award-winning contact lens author, lecturer, and researcher, Professor Nathan Efron, presents an easily accessible, systematic account of how to identify, understand, and manage contact lens complications. Professor Efron is renowned for his ability to distil often-complex principles of ocular physiology and pathology into a clinically-friendly format. The subject matter is arranged logically by tissue structure – which is the way practitioners naturally approach clinical problems. Beautifully presented and lavishly illustrated with full-color schematic diagrams and clinical pictures, this book can serve as both a practical chair-side manual and authoritative reference.

Key Features

  • Thoroughly revised, capturing the latest advances and concepts in contact lens related ocular pathology.
  • Updated ‘Complications quick-find index’ at the beginning of the book, constituting a valuable practitioner aid to formulating a rapid diagnosis and treatment plan, and serving students as a useful examination study aid.
  • Incorporates findings from the Dry Eye Workshop II (DEWS II) and the International Workshops on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Contact Lens Discomfort.
  • Two new chapters – "Lid Wiper Epitheliopathy" and "Lid-Parallel Conjunctival Folds."
  • Over 1,500 references cited as the basis of a thorough evidence-based approach.
  • 60 superb new clinical pictures and schematic diagrams, making over 650 in total.
  • Grading scales for 16 contact lens complications, making this the most comprehensive and widely-used grading system available today.
  • Grading morphs computer program as a computer-based aid to assessing condition severity.
  • Self-help grading tutor computer program to help you hone your grading skills.
  • Pictorial tear film classification system.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
About the author
By Nathan Efron, Efron, BSCOptom, PhD, DSc, FAAO, FIACLE, FCCLSA, FBCLA, FACO, Research Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Table of Contents

Contact Lens Complications, 4e

Quick Find Index

Part I: Examination and Grading

1. Anterior Eye Examination

2. Grading Scales

3. Grading Morphs

Part II: Eyelids

4. Blinking Abnormalities

5. Lid Wiper Epitheliopathy

6. Eyelid Ptosis

7. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

8. Eyelash Disorders

Part III: Tear Film

9. Dry Eye

10. Mucin Balls

Part IV: Conjunctiva

11. Conjunctival Staining

12. Lid-Parallel Conjunctival Folds

13. Conjunctival Redness

14. Papillary Conjunctivitis

Part V: Limbus

15. Limbal Redness

16. Vascularized Limbal Keratitis

17. Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis

Part VI: Corneal Epithelium

18. Corneal Staining

19. Epithelial Microcysts

20. Epithelial Oedema

21. Epithelial Wrinkling

Part VII: Corneal Stroma

22. Stromal Oedema

23. Stromal Thinning

24. Deep Stromal Opacities

25. Corneal Neovascularization

26. Corneal Infiltrative Events

27. Microbial Keratitis

28. Corneal Warpage

Part VIII: Corneal Endothelium

29. Endothelial Bedewing

30. Endothelial Blebs

31. Endothelial Cell Redistribution

32. Endothelial Polymegethism

Appendix A: Grading Scales for Contact Lens Complications

Appendix B: Guillon Tear Film Classification System

Book details
ISBN: 9780702076114
Page Count: 388
Retail Price : £107.99
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