ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Presents in vivo captured high-magnification images
- Images reflect the in vivo situation and will serve as an aid to diagnosis when using standard diagnostic equipment
- Invaluable for the full range of specialists who deal with ocular surface diseases
This book presents in vivo captured high-magnification images of two conditions: keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, or dry eye), an extremely common disease of the ocular surface, and filamentary keratopathy, a relatively rare phenomenon most commonly associated with KCS.
Although most of the images of KCS originated from patients with Sjögren’s syndrome, they fairly represent the broad spectrum of ocular surface changes seen in the condition. The appearance of the ocular surface and of the mucus component discernible in the tear film is clearly depicted, and long-term observations, less common KCS cases, and images showing iatrogenic epithelial damage are included. The images of filamentary keratopathy clearly reveal the components of the ocular surface appendices, termed filaments, and assist in explaining the mechanisms underlying the formation of these filaments.
The photographs show phenomena captured in various illumination modes, without staining and after staining with diagnostic dyes, and the photographic sequences illustrate their dynamics. The images reflect the in vivo situation. Once aware of the various phenomena, anyone working with standard diagnostic equipment - the slit lamp and the diagnostic dyes- will be able to detect almost all of them.
The book will be invaluable for all who deal with ocular surface diseases, including general practitioners, medical eye specialists, ocular surgeons, optometrists, opticians, and rheumatologists.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Conjunctival Surface - Corneal Epitheliopathy - Corneal Surface - Non-contact in vivo Photomicrography - Preocular Tear Film
Related subjects » Ophthalmology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Ocular Surface Changes in Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca: The Mucus in the Preocular Tear Film.
- The Corneal Surface.
- The Conjunctival Surface.
- Case Reports.
- Corneal Epitheliopathy After Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO). Filamentary Keratopathy: The Morphology and Dynamics of Filaments.
- Case Reports.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Helena M. Tabery gained her MD from the University of Lund, Sweden in 1972 and thereafter undertook ophthalmologic training at the Eye Clinic, Malmö University Hospital UMAS, Sweden (1973-1975) and the Eye Department of Dr. Karl Lisch in Wörgl, Austria (1975-77). Dr. Tabery has been an accredited Specialist in Ophthalmology since 1975. Between 1977 and 1989 she was a clinical teacher at the Department of Ophthalmology, Malmö University Hospital, University of Lund, Malmo, Sweden. Since 1989 she has worked as a Specialist in Ophthalmology at the Eye Clinic, Malmö University Hospital UMAS, Sweden.