This book presents the clinical features, invasive and non-invasive modalities of diagnosis of conjunctival and corneal infections, especially atypical clinical situations in unusual cases of keratitis, and manage the disease entity. Infections of cornea continues to be the leading cause of ocular morbidity and blindness worldwide. Early diagnosis helps in better outcome. Proper understanding of the microbiological and clinical characteristics of this disease entity enables ophthalmologists to initiate appropriate therapy. Corneal infections, especially due to uncommon organisms, are difficult to diagnose and treat. With 17 chapters, this volume covers the entire spectrum of corneal and conjunctival infections.
Dr Sujata Das is a faculty member at the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Bhubaneswar, India, and the Medical Director of Drushti Daan Eye Bank at Bhubaneswar. She received her basic medical degree and postgraduate training in Ophthalmology from Berhampur University, Odisha, India. She completed her subspecialty training in Cornea and Anterior Segment from LVPEI, Hyderabad, India. She also completed her ICO Fellowship in Cornea at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, and Clinical Fellowship in Cornea at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital and CERA, Melbourne University, Australia. She has pursued an Advanced Management Program for Healthcare from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India, and received a D.Sc. (honoris causa) from the Revenshaw University, Odisha, India. She is a recipient of the Developing Country Eye Researcher Award from the ARVO Foundation, and an Achievement Award from the AAO. She is also the recipient of numerous awards from the All India Ophthalmological Society. She has served as a member of the ORBIS faculty for the evaluation of subspecialty education program in Cornea. Dr Das is presently involved in research encompassing corneal infections, eye banking, and genetic analysis of Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy.
Dr Vishal Jhanji is a Professor of ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh of Medicine, USA. He completed his ophthalmology training from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He was fellowship trained in cornea and refractive surgery in India and Melbourne, Australia. Dr Jhanji is presently involved in research encompassing keratoconus, dry eyes, infectious keratitis and corneal imaging. He is an Honorary Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor at the Joint International Eye Center of Shantou University, China.