2011-2012 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 8: by James J. Reidy MD

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By James J. Reidy MD

Discusses the constitution and serve as of the cornea and exterior eye and reports correct exam ideas. Covers infectious and ocular floor ailments, problems and surgical procedure of the ocular floor, immune-mediated and neoplastic problems, congenital anomalies and degenerations. A lately up to date bankruptcy at the genetics of corneal dystrophies displays the hot IC3D category. Discusses poisonous and irritating accidents and corneal transplantation. comprises many new colour photographs. lately revised 2010 2011.

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In addition, retinoscopy can disclose disrupted light reflexes caused by disturbances of the corneal surface. In cases where reti noscopic findings exceed the corresponding slit-lamp findings, retinoscopy can help gauge the relative effect of corneal surface changes on vision. See also BCSC Section 3, Clinical Optics. Krachmer JH, Mannis MJ. Refraction of the abnormal cornea. Tn: Krachmer JH, Mannis MJ, Holland EJ, eds. Cornea. 2nd ed. Vol l. Mosby; 2005:167-170. Prevention Practices in Ophthalmology Some corneal and external eye diseases can be prevented.

It uses an infinite number of spheres to fit the curvature at that point. The algorithm dete rmines a minimum and maximum size best-fit sphere and, from their radii, determines an average curvature (arithmetic mean of principal curvatures) known as the mean curvature for that point. These powers are then mapped using standard colors to represent diopter changes, alloWing for more sensitivity to peripheral changes of curvature (Fig 2-27). In addition to power maps, computerized topographic systems may display other data: pupil size and location, indexes estimating regular and irregular astigmatism, estimates of the probability of having keratoconus, simulated keratometry, and more.

Instrumentation is based on the speed of sound in the normal cornea (1640 m/sec). The applanating tip must be perpendicular to the surface because errors are induced by tilting. Improved Signal processing and other methods, such as lase r interferometry, allow the examiner to map the corneal thickness very precisely. Scann ing slit and Scheimpflug anterior segment imaging ca n produce maps of the entire corneal thickness (Fig 2- 15). CHAPTER 2: Examination Techniques for the External Eye and Cornea.

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