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.
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.
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
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