Diagnostic and Imaging Techniques in Ophthalmology

by Amar Agarwal, Samuel Boyd, Robert C. Drews

The book DIAGNOSTIC and IMAGING TECHNIQUES in OPHTHALMOLOGY compiles the comprehensive evaluation of the current and emerging technologies for the clinical assessment in ophthalmology. Technologies discussed include retinal angiography (both fluorescein and indocyanine green), optical coherence tomography (OCT), visual evoked potential (VHF) ultrasound as well as other advanced imaging methods. The book begins with a chapter which introduces key diagnostic imaging methods used in ophthalmology. Each of the diagnostic modalities discussed is presented in terms of its basic biophysical mechanism, indications, advantages and disadvantages. The principles and clinical applications of in-vivo confocal laser-scanning microscopy are discussed. Computerized optic nerve campimetry has a role in the early diagnosis of glaucoma. Ultrasound biomicroscopy is a recent technique to visualize the anterior segment with the help of high frequency ultrasound. Wavefront and OCT have been incorporated as a basic tool in the assessment of refractive surgery, vitreoretinal disorders, ocular tumors and ocular trauma, respectively. Tests like electroretinogram and electro-oculogram are used to evaluate various aspects of the visual system.

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Editor
1. Agarwal Amar
2. Boyd Samuel
3. Drews Robert C.
Editor's Affiliation
1. Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospital’s and Eye Research Centre, 19, Cathedral Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
2. Clinica Boyd- Ophthalmology Center, Panama, Rep. of Panama
3. Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis. Past President, American Ophthalmological Society. Past President, ASCRS and IIIC. St. Louis, Missouri
ISBN
9789962678076
Speciality
Ophthalmology
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11236
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2009
Pages
196
Book Type
Professional

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