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The Sclera and Systemic Disorders 9780750639095

The Sclera and Systemic Disorders | 2nd Edition

ISBN-10: 0750639091
ISBN-13: 9780750639095
PUBLISHER: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
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Product Description: Completely revised, updated, and rewritten, the New Edition of this definitive text offers unparalleled guidance on the pathologic processes, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of scleral systemic disorders-enabling readers to quickly identify and treat these often serious disorders. Covering a variety of topics, including ocular complications, the pathology and pathogenesis of scleritis and sclerokeratasis, connective tissue disorders, and myopia, this resource offers new insights into the unusual varieties of scleral disease-all brilliantly depicted by over 875 brand-new illustrations. This book is also the First Prize winner for the Ophthalmology section of the 2004 British Medical Association Book Awards.

  • Discusses the etiology, pathology, and pathogenesis of scleral disease.
  • Presents completely updated information from Moorfields Eye Hospital, the recent advances in the ophthalmology and rheumatology clinics of Addenbrooke's Hospital, and the unique and previously untapped histological material from the Library of Pathology at the Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • Revises and updates former perceptions about scleral disease, illustrating its involvement in many systemic disorders, often of the connective tissue.
  • Provides over 875 new illustrations-449 in full color-that vividly depict a full range of conditions.
  • Discusses all aspects of the relevant anatomy, development, and physiology to give a clearer understanding of reasons for various clinical presentations.
  • Offers state-of-the-art guidance on diagnosis and treatment, based recent advances in ocular imaging such as angiography.

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