2nd Edition

Ocular Infection Investigation and Treatment in Practice

By David V. Seal, Uwe Pleyer Copyright 2008
    384 Pages 174 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Since the first edition that was published in 1998 we have seen manychanges in ophthalmology from advancements in laser surgery to new techniques in cataract surgery. With these new developing advancements symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments in ocular disease have also begun to change. Early diagnosis and management of ocular infection is essential to avoid the risk of blindness. An understanding of the related disease process and drug therapy is a key aid in achieving this. The updated Ocular Infection Second Edition covers the basic science of ocular infection, as well as its diagnosis and management of ocular disease, and the changes it is going through.

    Pathogensis of infection and the ocular immune response. Antimicrobial pharmacology for the eye. Orbit, lids and lacrimal system. Conjunctiva, cornea and anterior chamber. Uvea, endophthalmitis, vitritis and retina. Tropical ophthalmomycoses. Epidemiology of ocular infection. Prophylaxis of hospital acquired infection of the eye. Apendices Modes of delivery and formulations of antibiotics and antifungal drugs. Protozoa, helminths and arachnids: ocular disease and chemotherapy. Sampling, microscopy, identification and culture of bacterial and fungal pathogens. Sampling, identification and culture for ocular viruses. Molecular diagnosis of ocular infection. Antimicrobial management of ocular trauma. Contact lens- associated keratitis (CLAK) and storage case microbiology and hygiene.