Section 1 provides a thorough, yet concise, update on all areas of medicine. Covers systemic medical conditions most likely to affect ophthalmic patients, such as infectious, metabolic, neurologic and cardiovascular diseases; cancer; and rheumatic and endocrine disorders.
It also covers the latest recommendations for the treatment of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia and includes two videos demonstrating responses to in-office emergency situations. Get the most out of each section with highlights at the start of every chapter. Updated information on obstructive sleep apnea and the new classes of anticoagulants is also included. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos.
Includes a discussion of preventive medicine and medical emergencies, geriatrics and statistics. Ophthalmic considerations are highlighted throughout. Contains references and tables listing the names, indications and side effects of antibiotic, antihypertensive and anticancer drugs.
Upon completion of Section 1, readers should be able to:
- Describe the ophthalmic manifestations of major systemic diseases
- Summarize the major disease processes affecting most of the adult population, and briefly explain how preventive measures may reduce the morbidity and mortality they cause
- List some of the factors associated with a patient’s compliance or noncompliance with medical regimens