242 pages | 154 Color Illus.
Emergency ophthalmology is an area full of pitfalls for the unwary primary care practitioner. Vitreoretinal disorders make up the majority of emergency sight-threatening conditions, and a wide and increasingly varied range of conditions of the eye present in primary care settings. Correct diagnosis at initial presentation, and appropriate and speedy referral, are extremely important. This book is therefore an essential reference for the primary care physician, who is often the first to see these patients and is in a position of responsibility for decision-making.
Preface. Anatomy. Posterior Vitreous Detachment. Vitreous Hemorrhage. Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment. Different Presentations of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments. Macular Disorders. Diabetic Retinopathy. Trauma. Complications of Anterior Segment Surgery. Uveitis and Allied Disorders. Miscellaneous Conditions. Index