Ocular Trauma: Principles and Practice is the first comprehensive clinical reference on ocular injuries in more than a decade. Each chapter gives you detailed instructions on evaluation, treatment, and management, including what to do, how to do it, and why to do it. You'll also learn techniques for developing individualized treatment strategies for hard-to-identify injuries. The book begins with general terminology and classification of ocular trauma, and goes on to cover such topics as: the new role of endoscopy; eye restoration with complete iris loss; anterior chamber disorders; rehabilitation advances; medicolegal issues regarding the ophthalmologist as an expert witness; and much more! Insightful chapters written by patients offer their perspectives on the physical injuries and emotional trauma they have experienced.
Key features of Ocular Trauma:
- A systemic approach to eye management on a tissue by tissue basis, instead of the traditional anterior/posterior approach
- Practical, easy-to-use format, featuring more than 350 illustrations (156 in full color), pearls, pitfalls, bullets, and special considerations, ideal for daily practice
- An international panel of expert authors offering up-to-date global perspectives on management of ocular trauma
- Draws on the largest epidemiologic and clinical data collection available, The United States Eye Injury Registry
- Offers an important discussion of medicolegal issues facing ophthalmologists called as expert witnesses
- Provides a comprehensive list of common abbreviations and frequently used terms andmore!
This reader-friendly book is a valuable addition to the professional library of every ophthalmologist, retina specialist, resident, and emergency room physician who deals with trauma patients. No other resource gives you such an abundance of information on assessment, emergency intervention, management, and rehabilitation. Make sure you have the best, state-of-the-art information as you treat patients who have suffered an ocular injury.'Useful as a quick reference. . .provide the reader with a handy guide to approaching a patient with a severe injury. . .marked areas of 'pearls' and 'pitfalls' as well as numerous color pictures. . .a good choice for the busy professional. . .having this book in your library will make you more confident when dealing with various eye injuries. Its specific, updated guidelines make it beneficial for every ophthalmology resident to read.'' -Ocular Surgery NewsThis new treatise on ocular trauma admirably fills an important gap in the literature. . . . An accurate, comprehensive and authoritative work produced to a high standard and enjoyable to read. The succinct presentation is easy to assimilate . . . There are ample and predictably graphic illustrations that are of high quality. - EyeNewsA complete, yet concise, up-to-date manual...the most current information [made] readily and rapidly accessible...an emphasis on pearls and pitfalls of management...a welcome addition to the ocular trauma literature. --Doody's Review Journal...useful as a quick reference... Marked areas of pearls and pitfalls as well as numerois color pictures, make this book a good choice for the busy professional who has little time to read the whole text. ...having this book in your library will make you more confident when dealing with various eye injuries. Its specific, updated guidelines for mild as well as severe traumas make it beneficial for every ophthalmology resident to read. --Ocular Surgery News, 9/22Clear and concise . . . a useful addition to any comprehensive library of ophthalmic conditions, and would be helpful for those seeking guidance on the management of globe injuries. - British Orthoptic Journal