All about Your Eyes

All about Your Eyes

  • Author: Fekrat, Sharon; Weizer, Jennifer S.
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822336600
  • eISBN Pdf: 9780822396086
  • Place of publication:  Durham , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 2005
  • Month: December
  • Pages: 224
  • DDC: 617.7
  • Language: English
A concise, easy-to-understand reference book, All about Your Eyes tells you what you need to know to care for your eyes and what to expect from your eye doctor.

In this reliable guide, leading eye care experts:
—explain how healthy eyes work
—describe various eye diseases, including pink eye, cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy
—provide up-to-date information on eye surgery, including refractive, laser, and cosmetic

For each eye problem, the authors describe in simple, straightforward language
—what it is
—the symptoms
—what, if anything, you can do to prevent it
—when to call the doctor
—the treatment
—the likelihood of recovery

All about Your Eyes includes a glossary of technical terms and, following each entry, links to web sites where further information may be found.

  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Foreword - Paul Lee, M.D., J.D.
  • Introduction - Jennifer S. Weizer, M.D., Sharon Fekrat, M.D.
  • 1. Anatomy of the Eye and How It Works
  • 2. Preventive Eye Care
  • 3. Common Vision Problems
  • 4. Options for Correcting Vision
  • 5. Eyelids and Eyelashes
  • 6. Conjunctiva and Sclera
  • 7. The Cornea
  • 8. The Lens
  • 9. Retina and Choroid
  • 10. Inflammation of the Eyeball
  • 11. The Optic Nerve
  • 12. The Eye Muscles
  • 13. The Orbit
  • 14. Eye Injury
  • 15. Systemic Diseases That Affect Vision and the Eye
  • 16. Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery - Julie A. Woodward, M.D.
  • 17. Living with Visual Impairment - Renee Halberg, Msw, Lcsw
  • Appendix: Major Clinical Trials - Jennifer S. Weizer, M.D.
  • Glossary
  • Authors’ Affiliations
  • Index



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