Essentials in Ophthalmology

Ocular Infections

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

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Khalid F. Tabbara, MD, is Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Medical Director of The Eye Center and The Eye Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, Riyadh. He is also Chairman of the Scientific Board of Ophthalmology, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS), Riyadh and Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA. Dr. Tabbara served as an Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology for 32 years and as President of the International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG), Paris, France from 1996 to 2000. He is Founding President of the Arab Board of Ophthalmology and served as President from 1994 to 1998. Dr. Tabbara has received many awards during his career, including from the Pakistani Ophthalmological Society, the Saudi Ophthalmological Society, the Pan-Arab Council of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, and The International Organization Against Trachoma. He was the Founding Editor and former Editor-in-Chief of the Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology and is an advisory member of various leading journals. Dr. Tabbara is the author of over 350 scientific publications and the author, co-author, or guest editor of many chapters and books.

Ahmed Mokhtar Mohamed Abu El-Asrar, MD, PhD, is a Consultant Vitreoretinal S

urgeon and Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. El-Asrar has been an investigator and co-investigator of various research proposals in diabetic retinopathy and has been an invited speaker and lecturer at many international meetings and courses. He is an Associate Editor of the Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology, the Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology and International Ophthalmology. Dr. El-Asrar is a member of the International Uveitis Study Group and Saudi Arabia representative on the International Council of the International Ocular Inflammation Society. He is the author or co-author of more than 140 papers published in peer-reviewed journals.

Moncef Khairallah, MD, is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Monastir, Tunisia and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Monastir. From 2000 to 2004 he was Director of the Tunisian residency program in Ophthalmology and in 2005 he received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is an Expert Member of the Vision and Hearing Loss Expert Group (Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study Group; GBD Study). Dr. Khairallah has participated in various international collaborative studies and trials and has been an invited speaker at many international meetings and courses. He is a member of the edit

orial board of International Ophthalmology and Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology and is a reviewing editor for Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. He is a member of the executive boards of the International Ocular Inflammation Society and the Society of Ophthalmo-Immunoinfectiology in Europe and an elected member of the International Uveitis Study Group and the Club Jules Gonin. Dr. Khairallah is the scientific co-editor of three previous books, he has authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and over 50 book chapters.   

Reviews

“The purpose is to provide an up-to-date description of ocular infections and advances in disease treatment. … The intended audience is clinicians, but the book is written in a way that makes it accessible to students as well. The ample number of photos and easy to read tables make the book accessible to learners at all levels. … This useful book provides a quality, in-depth analysis of ocular diseases and treatment modalities, without inundating readers with mundane details.” (Stephen M. Holland, Doody’s Book Reviews, July, 2015)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Molecular Diagnosis of Ocular Infections

    Groot-Mijnes, Jolanda D. F.

    Pages 1-18

  • Antimicrobial Agents in Ophthalmology

    Tabbara, Khalid F.

    Pages 19-35

  • Infections of the Orbit

    Khairallah, Moncef (et al.)

    Pages 37-43

  • Infections of the Lacrimal System

    Tabbara, Khalid F.

    Pages 45-49

  • Infections of the Eyelids

    Khairallah, Moncef (et al.)

    Pages 51-61

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-43981-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52223-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ocular Infections
Editors
  • Khalid Tabbara
  • Ahmed Mokhtar Mohamed Abu El-Asrar
  • Moncef Khairallah
Series Title
Essentials in Ophthalmology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43981-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43981-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-43980-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52223-3
Series ISSN
1612-3212
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 194
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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