Eye Diseases in Hot Climates

by John Sandford-Smith, Saul Rajak

The book "Eye Diseases in Hot Climates" is a comprehensive and well-established clinical textbook. It mainly focuses on major preventable and treatable causes of blindness in developing countries. It discusses about eye disease, eye care, cataract, vitamin A deficiency, trachoma, and corneal infection. This book is divided into twenty-three different chapters. It provides required information for doctors, nurses, and medical assistants involved in managing eye patients in tropical and developing nations. It is mostly based on practical approach to support those working with limited specialist supervision and equipment. This book starts with anatomy and physiology of the eye followed by clinical methods: history taking and eye examination. Principles of treatment, ophthalmic optics and the correction of refractive errors, the eyelids and the lacrimal apparatus, diseases of the conjunctiva, episclera and sclera, trachoma, xerophthalmia and nutritional corneal ulceration are clearly explained along with suitable images. Diseases of the uvea, lens, retina, optic nerve, and visual pathways and orbital diseases are covered. Human immunodeficiency virus and the eye, eye injuries, eye disease and visual impairment in children and diagnosis of common eye conditions are explained in a simplified manner for better understanding.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Sandford-Smith John
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK; Christian Hospital, Quetta, Pakistan; Ahmadu Bello University Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria
2. Rajak Saul London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
ISBN 9781909836228
Speciality Ophthalmology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/12751
Edition 5/e
Publishing Year 2015
Pages 400
Book Type Professional


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