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Description - The Eye Book by Gary H. Cassel

In this volume, three eye care specialists help readers care for their eyes and protect their vision, with special attention to changes and diseases that occur in the adult years. After detailing how various parts of the eye work together so we can see, the authors review everything that can go wrong - from myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism to the major disorders of cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. They describe the signs and symptoms of problems and explain how to deal with them, including when to apply a warm compress - and when to head to the emergency room. Medical and surgical treatment of both minor eye irritations and major diseases are explained in detail, so that readers know where to turn and what to expect. The authors also tell readers what happens during an eye examination and describe the various corrective options, including eyeglasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery. They describe special concerns of people with systemic diseases such as diabetes and indicate how medications - from antibiotics and antidepressants to tamoxifen - affect the eyes. The book is illustrated and includes a symptoms index that directs readers to sections of the book which describe the possible causes of their specific symptoms. The large print should be especially helpful for people with concerns about their eyes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801865206
ISBN-10: 0801865204
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 572
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gary H. Cassel

Gary H. Cassel, M.D., is an ophthalmologist in private practice as well as an instructor in ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Michael D. Billig, O.D., is an optometrist and contact lens specialist in private practice. Harry G. Randall, M.D., is an ophthalmologist in private practice and assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.