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Advances in Common Eye Infections

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ISBN: 9789535128090 9789535128106 9789535141426 Year: Pages: 178 DOI: 10.5772/60585 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ophthalmology
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This book is a new addition for a broad-spectrum library in ophthalmology and other specialties in medicine of ""InTech."" It addresses ocular infections. These infections may result in blindness if not correctly diagnosed and promptly treated. Therefore, it is essential to be fully aware and knowledgeable about the manifestations of these diseases, and this book covers some of the different aspects of them. The chapters were written by experts from around the globe and these reflect the importance of the subject. The book is aimed for ophthalmologists, residents in ophthalmology and infectious diseases, general practitioners, and researchers in hope to advance the knowledge for the benefit of the world habitants wherever they are.

Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Uveitis

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ISBN: 9781838805425 9781838805432 9781838807122 Year: Pages: 146 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73886 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ophthalmology
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Uveitis is the fifth cause of visual loss in the developed world, accounting for up to 20% of legal blindness. Visual loss due to uveitis currently has a significant impact on the productivity and quality of life of many patients worldwide. Therefore, advances in diagnostic techniques and therapeutic strategies are crucial for patients suffering from the disease. Improvements in our understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms, development of more accurate diagnostic tests, and better treatment alternatives come from the continuous efforts of researchers from all over the world who are committed to improving the standard of care of patients suffering from these potentially blinding diseases.This book focuses on the most recent advances in diagnostic techniques for primary and systemic-associated autoimmune and infectious uveitis, as well as new therapeutic strategies that have significantly reduced the rate of ocular complications and improved the visual outcome of patients suffering from these devastating disorders.

Causes and Coping with Visual Impairment and Blindness

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ISBN: 9781789237702 9781789237719 Year: Pages: 158 DOI: 10.5772/66009 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ophthalmology
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About 4% of the world population has visual impairment or blindness. This book is aimed at addressing different causes of visual impairment and blindness, their epidemiology, manifestations, risk factors, prevention of progression, and treatment. It is aimed at encouraging physicians and researchers to increase efforts to prevent irreversible and treat reversible blindness for the betterment of the world. Therefore, it is essential to be fully aware and knowledgeable of the manifestations of the diseases causing blindness, and this book covers some of their different aspects. Each chapter was written by experts from around the globe. Thus, it reflects the importance of the subject.

Difficulties in Cataract Surgery

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ISBN: 9781789232561 9781789232578 Year: Pages: 154 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68878 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ophthalmology
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For thousands of years, cataract surgery continues to be the ""pearl"" of ophthalmic surgery. It is explained by the fact that cataract removal always leads to an increase in visual acuity of patients. A new technology of cataract removal, phacoemulsification, was introduced by Charles Kelman in 1967. Despite this, it was difficult for the surgeons to transform from extracapsular cataract extraction to the new method - phacoemulsification. Recently, in the ophthalmological practice, the method of femtolaser cataract surgery (FLACS) has been introduced. This method allows you to automatically perform the basic stages of cataract surgery - corneal incisions, capsulorhexis, nucleus fracture. At the same time, to apply the various techniques of cataract surgery, the surgeon must possess virtually all the necessary techniques. This is dictated by the fact that, as a rule, cataract itself is rarely isolated - senile. Knowledge of the basic rules of cataract surgery, the use of pupillary rings and iris retractors in narrow pupils, the use of capsular rings in subluxations of the lens, the use of special modes of phaco in severe late cataracts, and a comprehensive clinical way of thinking can undoubtedly reduce the complications of cataract surgery.

Early Events in Diabetic Retinopathy and Intervention Strategies

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ISBN: 9781789230826 9781789230833 Year: Pages: 102 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69906 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ophthalmology
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The development of diabetic retinopathy is a long slow process affected by hyperglycemia, hypertension, lipid levels and genetics. It is expected that in 20 years' duration nearly all those with diabetes will exhibit diabetic retinopathy. In some patients, it will progress to blindness. While the number of individuals with diabetes increases, our current treatments are only effective at advanced levels of disease. Further, our screening methods to detect those needing treatment are currently not optimal. Early Events in Diabetic Retinopathy and Intervention Strategies covers topics addressing imaging processes currently available in the development of diabetic retinopathy screening. Potential biomarkers, that may be used to identify those at risk and illuminate the new pathways which lead to diabetic retinopathy, are expounded.

Eye Motility

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ISBN: 9781789847567 9781789847574 9781838810696 Year: Pages: 94 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78731 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ophthalmology
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Visual processing refers to the ability to perceive three-dimensional images. To accomplish this, our eyes have to be perfectly tuned and work together. Each eye perceives a slightly different image that the brain then has to unite into a single three-dimensional picture. This book explains the motor and sensory steps necessary for forming binocular and stereo vision, discusses tests to assess the different steps and describes disruptions that can occur in the eyes and the brain. Because of the sensitivity of the developing child's eye, the book also addresses the assessment of children's vision. This book will appeal to ophthalmologists, paediatricians, neurologists and other interested readers.

Frontiers in Ophthalmology and Ocular Imaging

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ISBN: 9781838808068 9781838808075 9781838808082 Year: Pages: 134 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75372 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ophthalmology
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Imagination is the key to any discovery, and its presence in the science to improve vision is no exception. Vision science is racing forward, spurred on by a host of exciting novel research discoveries and the efforts of scientists. This book, a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters, intends to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the latest and most advanced findings in several aspects of ophthalmology, ophthalmic pathology, ocular imaging, and certain treatments and surgical strategies. It is an excellent, well-integrated review of treatment options in eye disease that aims to provide a thorough overview of the recent developments written by international authors. ""Frontiers in Ophthalmology and Ocular Imaging"" can be used as an important reference for clinically oriented ophthalmologists and scientists.

Glaucoma - Intraocular Pressure and Aqueous Dynamics

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ISBN: 9789535128496 9789535128502 9789535141273 Year: Pages: 150 DOI: 10.5772/62698 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ophthalmology
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Written for ophthalmology residents and practitioners, this book provides the most comprehensive resource covering all the major aspects of aqueous humor and intraocular pressure dynamics. In addition to chapters on the conventional and new technologies for intraocular pressure assessment, there is a novel chapter on the engineering perspectives of continuous monitoring of the intraocular pressure. Based on the newer insights in aqueous outflow, this text offers a rational approach to the medical and surgical management of glaucoma.

Novel Diagnostic Methods in Ophthalmology

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Book Series: Biomedical Engineering ISSN: 26315343 ISBN: 9781838803117 9781838803124 9781838818531 Year: Volume: 6 Pages: 140 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79334 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ophthalmology
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In the last 10 years, there has been huge progress in the general understanding of ocular disorders due to the availability and development of new in vivo imaging techniques, such as anterior and posterior eye segment optical coherence tomography as well as biochemical methods allowing rapid confirmation of clinical diagnosis.Introducing noninvasive diagnostic methods in ophthalmology led to an improvement in early differential diagnosis of conditions such as corneal dystrophies, dry eye disease, and various retinal and optic nerve diseases.Recent advances in diagnostic methods have also impacted the treatment methods. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of current ocular diagnostic methods, including the theoretical basis as well as practical approaches and usage in clinical practice.

OCT - Applications in Ophthalmology

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Book Series: Biomedical Engineering ISSN: 26315343 ISBN: 9781789237542 9781789237559 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 200 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74129 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ophthalmology
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I am very proud and excited to introduce to you this book, which provides many interesting indications on how to better understand and handle the world of optical coherence tomography (OCT). Reading the chapters, you will be aware that this device is extremely important not just in the clinical practice of retinal diseases, but is also very useful as a surgical tool. Moreover, application of OCT has crossed the borders of the retina and is currently being applied to corneal diseases and glaucoma. I am confident you will find enough useful information to improve your practice using OCT and to provide a better quality of care for your patients.

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