Recent Advances in Ophthalmology—8

by HV Nema, Nitin Nema

Recent Advances in Ophthalmology-8, contains new information in the field of refractive surgery, glaucoma and dry eye disease. The predictability and stability of LASIK are reduced in high hyperopia. Dr Goes has traced the chronological developments in refractive surgery from past to present with a future optimism. Prof. Alio discussed the various theories of accomodation and the surgical correction of presbyopia in great details. The extent and location of PPA correlate well with the visual field defects. Dr Park demonstrated that the measurement of PPA is helpful in differentiating between a normal optic nerve head and the disc of normal tension glaucoma. Dr Mandal and co-authors emphasized that the long-term prognosis of patients with developmental glaucoma has greatly improved with early surgical intervention, periodic follow-up and effective management of postoperative complications. Drs Bansal and Tsai have comprehensively reviewed the current advances in the medical treatment of POAG. Phacoemulsification is a safe and well established procedure to deal with cataract. However, in patients with complicated cataract, like uveitic cataract, pre- and intra-operative precautionary measures are needed to prevent postoperative complications and to regain good visual acuity. Dr Venkatesh and co-authors have well elaborated these measures. Children are different from adults in many aspects. Therefore, age, weight, growth, immunological status and allergic predisposition must be taken into consideration before starting medical therapy. An excellent review article: Ophthalmic Medications in Pediatric Patients by Myers et al. from the Journal of Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update is reprinted in this volume for the benefit of the readers. Screening and documentation, treatment modalities and prognosis of ROP in Indian scenario are well described by Drs Azad and Chandra. Dr Vinay Agrawal has described the anatomical and physiological basis of tear formation and succinctly detailed the diagnostic tests and management of dry eye disease. Drs Mahatme and Pande described in great details the old and new surgical approaches to deal with the drainage obstruction. This volume will assist the postgraduate students in ophthalmology, general ophthalmic practitioners and clinicians.

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Editor
1. Nema HV
2. Nema Nitin
Editor's Affiliation
1. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2. Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
ISBN
9788180617379
Speciality
Ophthalmology
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10702
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2006
Pages
302
Book Type
Reference

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