A widely popular option for vision correction, contact lenses are also useful for the treatment of many serious optical disorders. Like any therapeutic tool, however, they have both positive and negative effects, and a variety of complications can result from their use. Diagnosing and treating these complications and injuries - which sometimes mimic eye diseases - can be complex. Drawing on more than 25 years of knowledge and experience, Contact Lens Complications is the first text to provide a practical, comprehensive overview of the eye injuries caused by wearing contact lenses. This book is filled with hundreds of outstanding, full-color illustrations of problems associated with contact lenses, including eyelid lesions, eye tears, hygiene complications, and lens accidents. You will learn how to confidently manage these problems and effectively distinguish them from common ophthalmic diseases. Additionally, the book covers: treatment guidelines; patient examination and counseling; types of contact lenses available today; common lens fitting and wearing problems; and much more! More than 450 exquisite color photographs and illustrations to facilitate quick injury/disease diagnosis Meticulous, step-by-step techniques for eye examination Easy-to-understand terminology, even to those new to contact lens patient care Clear and concise disease prevention guidelines Practical patient management tips Contact Lens Complications gives medical professionals factual, clear, current information on the injuries and complications caused by wearing contact lenses. Essential for anyone involved in vision care, this authoritative and eminently practical work is certain to become a key resource in the field.
The new 2nd edition of this practical manual has been completely updated and revised to reflect the most current knowledge, research findings, technological developments, and updates in contact lens materials. With its broad coverage and systematic approach, it provides an intuitive approach to understanding, diagnosing, and treating contact lens complications. This lavishly illustrated text is recognized as a definitive resource on contact lens for practitioners and students. Easy-to-use design and systematic approach provide instant access to information that's ideal for use in a busy clinic. Full-color illustrations further enhance the clear and succinct discussions in the text. Unique grading scales that have been widely adopted in practice allow users to keep accurate records and monitor progress. Material is organized according to slit lamp appearances and tissue pathologies so practitioners can intuitively look up information. Invaluable CD-ROM acts as a teaching tool and grading tutor that enables the user to practice grading skills. Reorganized content is easier to follow for greater clarity and readability. Redesigned format provides immediate access to essential information. New information is included on mucus balls, conjunctival staining, vascularized limbal keratitis, vacuoles, wrinkling, thinning of the corneal stroma, and deep stromal opacities. A wealth of new full-color clinical illustrations clarify important concepts. The accompanying CD-ROM has been updated and revised to include grading morphs and a grading tutor.
Effectively manage even the most challenging contact lens complications with help from Contact Lens Complications, 3rd Edition! Award-winning author, clinician, and researcher Professor Nathan Efron presents a thoroughly up-to-date, clinician-friendly guide to identifying, understanding, and managing ocular response to contact lens wear. Evaluate and manage patients efficiently with an organization that parallels your clinical decision making, arranging complications logically by tissue pathologies. Turn to the lavish illustrations and full-color schematic diagrams for a quick visual understanding of the causes and remedies for contact lens complications. Stay up to date with the latest advances and concepts in contact-lens-related ocular pathology, including findings from the Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS), the International Workshop on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, a new approach to corneal inflammatory events and microbial keratitis, and new instrumentation and techniques for anterior eye examination. Consult the most comprehensive and widely-used grading system available, as well as 350 new references that reflect an evidence-based approach, and dozens of superb new illustrations that help you instantly recognize clinical signs.
Release on 2000 | by Lyndon W. Jones,Deborah A. Jones
Their Recognition and Management
Author: Lyndon W. Jones,Deborah A. Jones
Pubpsher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
From the reviews: "The full title is Common Contact Lens Complications - Their Recognition and Management and it perfectly sums up the appeal of this little book. ... For students it is a 'must have', but it is a great addition to anyone's reading list, whether student, supervisor or just a jobbing practitioner." Optician
Thoroughly revised and updated, this popular book provides a comprehensive yet easy to read guide to modern contact lens practice. Beautifully re-designed in a clean, contemporary layout, this second edition presents relevant and up-to-date information in a systematic manner, with a logical flow of subject matter from front to back. This book wonderfully captures the ‘middle ground’ in the contact lens field ... somewhere between a dense research-based tome and a basic fitting guide. As such, it is ideally suited for both students and general eye care practitioners who require a practical, accessible and uncluttered account of the contact lens field. Outlines a rational clinical approach to modern contact lens fitting - practical advice for the clinic and the classroom Logical structure and systematic layout, with relevant chapters grouped into coherent sections for easy reference Up-to-date for accurate information Chapters are contextualised through cross-referencing - helping to reflect the relative importance of different topics Provides an 'historical time line' of contact lens development and explains the current global situation Explains how contact lenses are fabricated, designed, manufactured and measured Reviews the scientific principles that underpin the clinical application of contact lenses New chapter on daily disposable contact lenses. Contributing authors comprising optometrists, ophthalmologists, dispensing opticians, industry experts, researchers and clinicians – all of whom are true international leaders in their sub-specialty areas. Many new line diagrams and clinical photographs to illustrate, inform and explain the concepts outlined in the text. Special consideration is given to the most popular lens replacement systems – daily, two-weekly and monthly. Extensive appendices to assist chair-side decision making in everyday practice. Efron Grading Scales for Contact Lens Complications. Evidence-based approach with numerous up-to-date references at the end of each chapter.
Release on 2006 | by Milton M. Hom,Adrian S. Bruce
Author: Milton M. Hom,Adrian S. Bruce
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Written in a concise, practical, outline manner, Manual of Contact Lens Prescribing and Fitting, 3rd Edition follows the logical progression of patient care, from basic prefitting topics, through rigid lens, soft lenses and advanced/specialty issues. Valuable management information assists in fitting and problem-solving situations, and clinical pearls in every chapter highlight key points. The companion CD-ROM uses video, animation, and morphing to demonstrate the skills of movement and position that are necessary to correctly fit rigid contact lenses. Covers both rigid and soft contact lenses. Enhances the reader's understanding through video and animation on the CD-ROM. Begins with prefitting topics and ends with specialty topics, progressing logically as the optometrist would care for the patient. Two new chapters on patient selection and contact lens optics. Contributions from new authors and updating throughout to reflect the newest modalities and references. Thoroughly revised CD-ROM is more user-friendly for both the student and clinician, with additional color images and information on Soft Contacts and the Tear Film, Translating Bifocals (Multimedia), Keratoconus, and Post-Penetrating Keratoplasty.
Release on 2009-01-01 | by Myron Yanoff,Jay S. Duker
Author: Myron Yanoff,Jay S. Duker
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Based on feedback, the authors have streamlined their bestselling reference to zero in on just the clinical answers ophthalmologists need in day-to-day practice. This new edition presents unparalleled guidance on nearly every ophthalmic condition and procedure.
In recent years there has been increasing awareness of the demands that ill-health places on national resources. As a consequence, there has been a greater emphasis placed on prevention of illness, and an encouragement of health promotion. Pharmacists, since they regularly come into contact with both healthy and sick members of the public, are thus ideally placed to advice and influence people to lead healthy lifestyles and thus possibly prevent future illness. The Handbook of Pharmacy Health Education contains a wealth of information that the health professional, and particularly the pharmacist, can utilise in promoting healthy living. This new edition of the Handbook has been extensively revised by a team of health professionals and reflects changes in practice, therapeutics, and health promotion. An additional new chapter on companion animals and human health has also been included.
Release on 2010-07-08 | by Andrew Gasson,Judith A. Morris
Author: Andrew Gasson,Judith A. Morris
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The Contact Lens Manual continues to meet the needs of a new generation of optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners and students who require clear and reliable information for fitting a complete range of contact lenses. The fourth edition of this best-selling classic, now in full colour throughout, provides the most up-to-date guidance in all aspects of today’s lenses in a practical and easy to use manual. Featuring new developments in lens types, care regimes and current practices, this manual offers a complete package to help readers expand their lens knowledge, improve fitting and optimise patient care. The authors use a down-to-earth practical approach to distil years of experience into one handy volume. A bullet point style makes the information easily accessible. Key information is presented so it can be quickly located. Practical tips, clinical pearls, helpful advice, and warnings are presented in boxes so readers can see at a glance what to do. Features updates to all chapters and lens types with a wealth of new information on silicone hydrogels, toric soft lenses, rigid gas-permeable fitting and patient after care. Presents a new chapter on dry eyes with expert guidance on treatment and practical management advice. Includes an expanded illustration programme and page design with full colour throughout including colour-coded sections and boxes to highlight key information for easier learning.