Kanski: Signs in Ophthalmology: Causes and Differential Diagnosis: Expert Consult - Online and Print

Much of the diagnosis of ocular disease is based on the accurate observation and correct interpretation of clinical signs. The main purpose of this book is to acquaint the reader with the salient characteristics, causes and differential diagnosis of the many signs that may occur in ophthalmic disorders. The last chapter is devoted to systemic signs that may occur in diseases that have ophthalmic manifestations. Where appropriate, special investigations such as fluorescein angiography and MR are also included. The text is concise yet comprehensive and key colour-coded information is used to help the reader to navigate through each section. This book should be of particular interest to ophthalmologists in training and optometrists.

Jack J. Kanski 

Jack J. Kanski, one of ophthalmology's most respected authors, brings you "Signs in Ophthalmology: Causes and Differential Diagnosis" - a comprehensive compendium designed to help you quickly and accurately interpret a broad spectrum of ocular signs. Over 1,300 clinical images, angiograms, and scans capture the clinical presentation of the full gamut of ophthalmic diseases and disorders, as well as systemic diseases with ocular manifestations, while concise text discussions assist your clinical decision making process. Your purchase includes access to a companion website where you can download all of the book's images for use in lectures and clinical presentations.
Key Features
  • Over 1,300 clinical images, angiograms, and scans capture the clinical presentation of the full gamut of ocular diseases and disorders.
  • Concise text, with color-coded key information, guides you efficiently through each condition's causes, presentation, clinical signs, investigations, and other associated ocular and systemic conditions.
  • An entire chapter addresses the differential diagnosis of systemic diseases with ocular manifestations.
  • A multitude of bulleted lists and tables summarize important facts.

Website Features
  • Consult the book from any computer at home, in your office, or at any practice location.
  • Instantly locate the answers to your clinical questions via a simple search query.
  • Quickly find out more about any bibliographical citation by linking to its MEDLINE abstract.  

Chapter 1 - eyelids
  • Disorders of lashes
  • Inflammatory lid margin disease
  • Superficial inflammation
  • Diffuse eyelid swelling
  • Discoloration of eyelids
  • Lid retraction
  • Ptosis
  • Neurogenic childhood ptosis
  • Multiple papules and vesicles
  • Cystic lesions
  • Papillomatous lesions
  • Nodular lesions
  • Ulcerating tumours
  • Plaque-like lesions
  • Major congenital anomalies

Chapter 2 - orbit
  • Clinical signs in orbital disease
  • Bony abnormalities
  • Enophthalmos
  • Proptosis
  • Orbital disease in children
  • Orbital disease in adults
  • Lacrimal gland enlargement
  • Orbital rim lesions
  • Dynamic proptosis

Chapter 3 - conjunctiva
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Vascular dilatation and malformation
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Non-pigmented focal lesions

Chapter 4 - episclera and sclera
  • Anterior non-necrotising disease
  • Anterior necrotising disease
  • Posterior scleritis
  • Causes and systemic associations of scleritis
  • Scleral discoloration

Chapter 5 - cornea
  • Abnormal size
  • Abnormal shape
  • Perinatal clouding
  • Prominent nerves
  • Epithelial microcysts and vesicles
  • Oedema
  • Punctate lesions
  • Filaments
  • Epithelial defects and ulcers
  • Epithelial deposits
  • Degenerations in bowman layer and anterior stroma
  • Dystrophies of bowman layer and anterior stroma
  • Deposits in stroma and descemet membrane
  • Stromal dystrophies
  • Interstitial keratitis
  • Peripheral lesions

Chapter 6 - anterior chamber

  • Abnormal depth
  • Inflammatory signs
  • Non-inflammatory cells

Chapter 7 - intraocular pressure and angle
  • Trabecular hyperpigmentation
  • Angle closure
  • Acute elevation of intraocular pressure
  • Childhood glaucoma

Chapter 8 - iris
  • Anterior uveitis
  • Iris spots and nodules
  • Cystic lesions
  • Ectropion uveae
  • Rubeosis iridis
  • Iris atrophy and translucency
  • Full-thickness defect or absence
  • Heterochromia iridis

Chapter 9 - pupils
  • Abnormal pupillary reactions
  • Abnormal pupil size
  • White pupil in childhood (leukocoria)

Chapter 10 - lens
  • Abnormalities of shape
  • Ectopia lentis
  • Childhood cataract
  • Acquired cataract
  • Non-opaque lens defects
  • Opacities in pseudophakia

Chapter 11 - vitreous
  • Vitreous cells
  • Vitreous opacities
  • Hereditary vitreoretinopathies

Chapter 12 - optic nerve head
  • Abnormal disc size
  • Large cup
  • Optic atrophy
  • Disc swelling and elevation
  • Vascular abnormalities
  • Tumours and granulomas
  • ‘dragged’ disc
  • Juxtapapillary lesions

Chapter 13 - fundus
  • Vascular lesions
  • Inflammatory lesions
  • Macular lesions
  • Peripheral retinal degenerations
  • Retinal detachment
  • Scattered pigmentary changes
  • Multiple yellow-white spots and flecks
  • Flat focal lesions
  • Focal elevated lesions
  • Diffuse chorioretinal atrophy
  • Chorioretinal folds
  • Differential diagnosis of visual symptoms

Chapter 14 - ocular motility
  • Concomitant esotropia
  • Concomitant exotropia
  • Congenital syndromes
  • Alphabet patterns
  • Neurogenic palsies
  • Torsional deviations in primary position
  • Muscle overactions
  • Acquired myogenic and restrictive palsies
  • Gaze palsies
  • Nystagmus

Chapter 15 - systemic signs
  • Face
  • Mouth
  • Skull
  • Hands
  • Nails
  • Arthritis
  • Skin
  • Genitalia

Product Details  
  • Hardcover: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; Har/Psc edition (February 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0723435480
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723435488
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.4 x 1.3 inches

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