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Endophthalmitis

Diagnosis and Treatment, 1st Edition

Edited by Paul J. Lee, David V. Seal, Gholam A. Peyman

CRC Press

292 pages | 85 Color Illus. | 50 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781841842783
pub: 2004-11-12
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Description

Endophthalmitis: Diagnosis and Treatment covers every aspect of this serious disease, beginning with inflammation and immunology. The causes of postoperative, post-traumatic and endogenous endophthalmitis are discussed in detail and therapeutic options for the various types of the condition are suggested. Particular emphasis is given to the prevention, accurate diagnosis and management of endophthalmitis as these are vital to the preservation of vision. A comprehensive resource for the ophthalmologist.

Reviews

'This is a comprehensive and authoritative, eminently portable guide to a vital subject. The extensive, well-chosen illustrations accompany the text which is clear and readable. It's highly recommended for ophthalmologists of all grades and, indeed, any person who may need to provide initial care for a person presenting with this blinding condition.' - Highly Commended, Ophthalmology Category, 2005 BMA Medical Book Competition

'This profusely illustrated book provides comprehensive coverage of this relatively specialized field … it is likely to prove invaluable when the urgent need arises.' - S.P.Barrett, Journal of Hospital Infection, March 2005

'Will be invaluable to researchers … The authors of this work are to be commended for their exceedingly thorough approach to improving the management of this particular form of inflammation.' - Seamus Sweeney MD, EuroTimes, April 2005

Table of Contents

EXOGENOUS ENDOPHTHALMITIS

Acute Postoperative Endophthalmitis

Chronic Endophthalmitis

OTHER CAUSES OF EXOGENOUS ENDOPHTHALMITIS

Filtering Procedure

Post-Traumatic Endophthalmitis

Retinal Detachment Surgery

Pars plana vitrectomy

Refractive Keratotomy

Penetrating Keratoplasty

Keratoprosthesis

Secondary Lens Implantation

ENDOGENOUS ENDOPHTHALMITIS

Epidemiology

Pathophysiology

Classification of Bacterial Endogenous Endophthalmitis

Candida

Aspergillosis

Cryptococcosis

Pseudoallescherosis

Laboratory Work-up

Treatment and Management

MICROBIOLOGY

Bacterial cell Wall

Organisms

Chemical tests for Differentiating Organisms

Culturing Medium

Plating and Culturing

Gram Staining Procedure

Technique

INFLAMMATION

Ocular Immune Privilege

Fibrin Membrane Formation

Ocular Sequelae of Fibrin and Fibrinogen Peptides

Inflammatory Response

Differential Diagnosis

Masquerade Syndrome

Infectious Uveitis

Inflammatory Uveitis

Immunologic Uveitis

USE OF STEROIDS AS ADJUNCTIVE TREATMENT

Corticosteroids

Modulating immune response

Visual acuity

Drug Interaction

Toxicity

Timing

Summary of Studies

PHARMACOLOGY

Fluoroquinolones

Cephalosporins

Vancomycin

Aminoglycoside

Penicillin

Others

About the Editors

Gholam A. Peyman, MD, a vitreoretinal surgeon, is a pioneer in many areas of ophthalmology, including the intravitreal injection of antibiotics for the treatment of endophthalmitis, evaluation of drugs, surgical resection of ocular tumors, drug delivery systems, lasers, vitreous substitutes, vitrectomy, treatment of uveitis, and transplantation of retinal pigment epithelial cells in age-related macular degeneration,. He is the inventor of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), photoablative LASIK, and the telescopic intraocular lens.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED063000
MEDICAL / Ophthalmology