Recent Advances in Ophthalmology–13

by HV Nema, Nitin Nema

This book focuses on recent advances in ophthalmology–13. Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and orbit. This book consists of 19 chapters. Refractive lenticule extraction (ReLEx), small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a bladeless and flapless procedure wherein a corneal lenticule is removed by femtosecond laser. It is less invasive and does not cause dryness and is free of corneal flap complications. SMILE has several limitations such as; it cannot treat hyperopia and takes longer time for visual recovery. On the other hand, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is an established technology which can provide good visual acuity in a short time. Diabetic macular edema (DME) is the leading cause of blindness in patients with diabetic retinopathy. A poor glycemic control, impaired blood retinal barrier integrity, release of vasoreactive substances and altered vitreoretinal interface play their complex role in the pathogenesis of DME. Toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS) may be confused with blinding endophthalmitis. Chapters on ocular sarcoidosis, retinoblastoma, ocular surface disorder, macular phototoxicity, herpes, nystagmus, Behçet’s disease, and cystinosis have also been included in this book. Recent developments in ophthalmology have significantly revolutionized the treatment of eye diseases and improved the quality of patient’s life. It is hoped that readers especially postgraduates, and residents and general practitioners will find the book useful in the examination and day-to-day care of their patients, respectively.

Book Series: Recent Advances


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