ABC of Eyes 4th Edition (ABC Series) by Peng T. Khaw, Peter Shah, Andrew R. Elkington

By Peng T. Khaw, Peter Shah, Andrew R. Elkington

Within the 3 years because the third version a lot has replaced within the remedy of eye stipulations. Glaucoma and macular degeneration, laser remedy in comparison with surgical procedure, how you can take care of refractive mistakes - a majority of these can be defined intimately and illustrated with newly commissioned drawings and pictures.

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Such injuries should be treated with a high index of suspicion, as a penetrating eye injury may be present. Examination A good examination is vital if there is a history of eye injury. Specific signs must be looked for or they will be missed. It is vital to test the visual acuity, both to establish a baseline value and to alert the examiner to the possibility of further problems. However, an acuity of 6/6 does not necessarily exclude serious problems—even a penetrating injury. The visual acuity may also have considerable medicolegal implications.

If there is any doubt, irrigation should be continued for as long as possible with several litres of fluid. Dealing with chemical damage to the eye ● ● ● ● Immediately wash out eye with water Remove loose particles Refer patient to ophthalmic department Beware alkalis Blunt injuries If a large object (such as a football) hits the eye most of the impact is usually taken by the orbital margin. If a smaller object (such as a squash ball) hits the area the eye itself may take most of the impact. Haemorrhage may occur and a collection of blood may be plainly visible in the anterior chamber of the eye (hyphaema).

Surgery There is no effective medical treatment for established cataracts. The treatment is surgical.

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