External eye disease

Saurabh Goyal, Allon Barsam and Stephen Tuft

in Training in Ophthalmology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199237593
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753244 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Speciality Training

External eye disease

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This chapter covers corneal and conjunctival basic science, before covering clinical skills (history taking for anterior segment disease and examination of the anterior segment). The chapter then covers blepharitis, staphylococcal hypersensitivity disorders, dry eye disease, conjunctivitis, cicatrizing conjunctival disease, conjunctival degeneration, conjunctival neoplasia, corneal degeneration, infectious keratitis, interstitial keratitis, peripheral ulcerative keratitis, metabolic and drug-induced keratopathies, corneal dystrophies, contact lenses, corneal ectasia, keratoplasty, complications of keratoplasty and graft rejection, anterior uveal tumours, anterior segment trauma, chemical injury, and refractive surgery. Practical skills are then covered, including corneal glue, removal of corneal sutures, removal of corneal foreign bodies, corneal topography, and corneal pachymetry. The chapter concludes with three case-based discussions, on chemical injury, Herpes zoster keratitis, and bacterial keratitis.

Chapter.  34159 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ophthalmology

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