All about Your Eyes

All about Your Eyes

Book Pages: 256 Illustrations: 22 illustrations Published: December 2005

General Interest > Reference, Medicine and Health

A concise, easy-to-understand reference book, All about Your Eyes tells you what you need to know to care for your eyes and what to expect from your eye doctor.

In this reliable guide, leading eye care experts:
—explain how healthy eyes work
—describe various eye diseases, including pink eye, cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy
—provide up-to-date information on eye surgery, including refractive, laser, and cosmetic

For each eye problem, the authors describe in simple, straightforward language
—what it is
—the symptoms
—what, if anything, you can do to prevent it
—when to call the doctor
—the treatment
—the likelihood of recovery

All about Your Eyes includes a glossary of technical terms and, following each entry, links to web sites where further information may be found.


“Although this book is written to provide such information to [patients], it also serves as yet another important resource for workers in eye care who need to be able to explain things in a simple and succinct way. Why not require that it be read by all who will have to deal with patients, be they ophthalmic assistants, photographers, ophthalmic nurses, triage nurses, receptionists, schedulers, or residents? For many, this book will simply be a review; for others, it will be a concise, informative introduction. A copy of the book might be available in the waiting areas of the clinics for patients and their families and in the nursing, ophthalmic technician, and scheduling areas for easy reference. . . . It is a quick read and I highly recommend it.” — Leslie Weingeist France, Archives of Opthamology

"[A] concise reference book to educate readers and help them get the most out of their professional eye consultations." — Janice Flahiff, Library Journal

“As an athlete and a coach, I have long had a keen appreciation for how important our eyes are to almost everything we do. Whether you’re a writer or gardener, a grad student or grandparent, this clear and helpful book gives you all the information necessary to get peak performance from your eyes.” — Dr. LeRoy Walker, past president of the U.S. Olympic Committee and member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame


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Price: $25.95

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Author/Editor Bios Back to Top

Sharon Fekrat, M.D., FACS, is a practicing vitreoretinal surgeon and an associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Duke University. She is president of the North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

Jennifer S. Weizer, M.D. is a clinical assistant professor in the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan.

Table of Contents Back to Top
List of Illustrations xiii

Foreword / Paul Lee, M.D., J.D. xv

Introduction / Jennifer S. Weizer, M.D. and Sharon Fekrat, M.D. xvii

1. Anatomy of the Eye and How it Works 3

2. Preventive Eye Care 13

3. Common Vision Problems 18

4. Options for Correcting Vision 27

5. Eyelids and Eyelashes 36

6. Conjunctiva and Sclera 51

7. The Cornea 55

8. The Lens 66

9. Retina and Choroid 74

10. Inflammation of the Eyeball 112

11. The Optic Nerve 117

12. The Eye Muscles 129

13. The Orbit 134

14. Eye Injury 138

15. Systemic Diseases That Affect Vision and the Eye 151

16. Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery 169

17. Living with Visual Impairment 172

Appendix: Major Clinical Trials 175

Glossary 181

Authors' Affiliations 191

Index 193

Sales/Territorial Rights: World

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Paper ISBN: 978-0-8223-3699-0 / Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-3660-0
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