Curbside Consultation in Cornea and External Disease
49 Clinical QuestionseBook - 2010
Dr. Frank Price Jr., joined by associate editors Dr. Marianne Price and Dr. Erik Letko, have designed this unique reference in which cornea and external disease specialists offer expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly encountered by ophthalmologists, residents, and other health care professionals. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to cornea and external diseases with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate clinical diagnoses and treatment plans.
Curbside Consultation in Cornea and External Disease: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert pearls that even high-volume ophthalmologists will appreciate. Refractive surgeons, general ophthalmologists, and residents alike will enjoy the user-friendly and casual format.
Some of the questions that are answered:
• A patient presents with corneal ulcer. What work-up and treatment would you recommend?
o As answered by three different specialists in the USA, Europe, and India.
• What should I do for a patient who presents with 6-D astigmatism after undergoing penetrating keratoplasty 4 months ago?
• A 63-year-old male complaining of blurry vision has 360-degree peripheral corneal stromal thinning and conjunctivalization and moderate cataract in both eyes. Does he need surgery?
• A piece of glass flew into my patient’s eye. The exam shows central corneal perforation
• A 67-year-old female complains of constant eye irritation. The exam shows conjunctivochalasis of the lower bulbar conjunctiva. Should I excise the redundant conjunctiva?
• I have a general ophthalmology practice in a remote area. When should I consider doing corneal cultures?"
This resource provides 49 evidence-based answers to tough clinical questions encountered by ophthalmologists, refractive surgeons, residents, and other healthcare professionals. Contributors are corneal surgeons from around the world, and many chapters offer different approaches to treating the same problem. Material is in sections on corneal degeneration and dystrophy, external eye disease and tumors, infection, contact lenses, trauma, and postoperative issues. The book's art program offers color photos and medical images. Price is affiliated with Price Vision Group. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
9781556429316 (alk. paper)