This practical handbook contains complete information on pathophysiology, treatment planning, and therapy for dry eye - an uncomfortable, sometimes severe condition that may be caused by factors such as disease, contact lens wear, environmental conditions, or equipment. Clear and concise yet comprehensive, it adopts a clinical evidence-based, decision-making approach to the subject with practical advice on setting goals, planning treatment objectives, and managing conditions. It serves as an essential pocket reference for anyone involved with the treatment and management of dry eye conditions.
- Clear discussions explain how to set priorities and establish guidelines for treatment based on the patient's presenting symptoms.
- No other book presents a succinct, practical guide to treatment and successful management of dry eye.
- All factors that can cause dry eye conditions are addressed, looking beyond the most common contact lens complications to factors such as disease, the environment, and equipment worn by the patient.
- Clinically relevant approach makes this unique resource extremely useful in the patient-care setting.
- Practical advice outlines succinct methods for the most effective management of dry eye conditions.
- Comprehensive information is presented in a quick-reference, synoptic format that's convenient and easy-to-use.
- Well-referenced chapters present evidence-based information and point to original sources for further research and investigation.
- Both common and severe dry eye conditions are covered, prioritized so clinicians can see the treatment implications associated with each.
- Clear illustrations and line diagrams show key visual concepts and help readers see the real-world clinical applications.
|Author Information||By Sudi Patel, BSc(Hons), MPhil, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO, Optometric Adviser to the Common Services Agency and Scottish Executive (the Scottish Parliament), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; Visiting Professor, Institute of Ophthalmology, University Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Alicante, Spain; and Kenny Blades, BSc (Hons), PhD, CBiol, MIBiol, Clinical testing at an International Pharmaceutical Company, UK; formerly Department of Optometry, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Published Reviews||""The authors cover the importance of the structure of the normal tear film, and how different types of dry eyes can arise."" Jenifer P. Craig, Optometry Today, July 2004|
|Table of Content||1. Review of the tear film: a diagnosis and decision making chart
3. Patient self assessment
4. Laboratory and clinical tests
5. Stability of the tear film
6. Value of the tear film
7. Quality of the tear film
8. Ocular surface health
9. Examples of Dry Eye Questionnaires