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  • 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









































































  • Sharon Fekrat

    Paul P. Lee

    Ravi Chandrashekhar

    Carol J. Ziel

    Inder Paul Singh

    Priyatham Mettu

    Helen Chandler

    Alan N. Carlson

    Scott Blackmon

    Julia Song

    Natalie A. Afshari

    Rosanna Puran Bahadur

    Terry Semchyshyn

    Srilaxmi Bearelly

    David Yeh

    Mila Oh

    Dianna Miele Seldomridge

    Brooks W. McCuen, II

    Sherman Reeves

    Thomas J. Cummings

    Prithvi Mruthyunjaya

    Katrina P. Winter

    Paul Kurz

    Claudia S. Cohen

    David A. Chesnutt

    Laura B. Enyedi

    Derek B. Hess

    Paul Riske

    Herb Greenman

    Kenneth Neufeld

    Paul Kang

    Kelly Walton Muir

    Renee L. Halberg

    Jennifer S. Weizer

    Pratap Challa

    John J. Michon

    Michael J. Cooney

    Cynthia Toth

    Julie A. Woodward

  • “Although this book is written to provide such information to [patients], it also serves as yet another important resource for workers in eye care who need to be able to explain things in a simple and succinct way. Why not require that it be read by all who will have to deal with patients, be they ophthalmic assistants, photographers, ophthalmic nurses, triage nurses, receptionists, schedulers, or residents? For many, this book will simply be a review; for others, it will be a concise, informative introduction. A copy of the book might be available in the waiting areas of the clinics for patients and their families and in the nursing, ophthalmic technician, and scheduling areas for easy reference. . . . It is a quick read and I highly recommend it.”

    "[A] concise reference book to educate readers and help them get the most out of their professional eye consultations."

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  • “Although this book is written to provide such information to [patients], it also serves as yet another important resource for workers in eye care who need to be able to explain things in a simple and succinct way. Why not require that it be read by all who will have to deal with patients, be they ophthalmic assistants, photographers, ophthalmic nurses, triage nurses, receptionists, schedulers, or residents? For many, this book will simply be a review; for others, it will be a concise, informative introduction. A copy of the book might be available in the waiting areas of the clinics for patients and their families and in the nursing, ophthalmic technician, and scheduling areas for easy reference. . . . It is a quick read and I highly recommend it.”

    "[A] concise reference book to educate readers and help them get the most out of their professional eye consultations."

  • “As an athlete and a coach, I have long had a keen appreciation for how important our eyes are to almost everything we do. Whether you’re a writer or gardener, a grad student or grandparent, this clear and helpful book gives you all the information necessary to get peak performance from your eyes.” — Dr. LeRoy Walker, past president of the U.S. Olympic Committee and member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

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  • Description

    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.

    About The Author(s)

    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.

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