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Ocular Infections

Tabbara, Khalid, El-Asrar, Ahmed Mokhtar Mohamed Abu, Khairallah, Moncef (Eds.)

2014, VIII, 194 p. 45 illus., 42 illus. in color.

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  • Concise guide to diagnosis and management of infectious diseases of the eye
  • Covers the most recent advances in knowledge and new therapeutic modalities
  • Tables on dosages of intraocular antibiotics
  • Advice on use of topical and subconjunctival antibiotics

Ocular infections remain an important cause of ocular morbidity and loss of vision, yet many are preventable or curable. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment help in the control of such infectious disorders and the prevention of blindness. There are many infectious diseases of the eye and adnexa, and knowledge of their diagnosis and management is essential to an optimal therapeutic outcome.  

This book provides the practitioner with the important information required to ensure appropriate diagnosis and management of ocular infectious diseases. Specific clinical signs and symptoms are outlined, and the role of specific diagnostic tests, including molecular biology techniques, is explained. All of the most common microorganisms are considered and current knowledge on the antimicrobial therapy of ocular infections is clearly summarized. Ocular Infections will be a great help to physicians as a guide to the care of patients with ocular infectious diseases.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Eye infections - Infectious uveitis - Microbial blepharitis - Microbial conjunctivitis - Microbial keratitis

Related subjects » Ophthalmology

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Antimicrobial Agents in Ophthalmology.- Infections of the Eyelids.- Microbial Keratitis.- Microbial Conjunctivitis.- Infections of the Ocular Adnexae: Nasolacrimal System, Lacrimal Glands, Orbit.- Infectious Anterior Uveitis.- Infections of the Retina and Posterior Segment.- Endophthalmitis.- Emerging Ocular Infections.

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