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Editors: Adelle Hogarth
Book Description:
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a human disease characterized by loss of photoreceptor cells, especially rods, leading to visual disturbance and eventually blindness. Effective treatments for controlling RP remain unavailable. Infectious keratitis is a visual threatening eye condition of the cornea that can cause severe visual loss if not appropriately managed in a timely manner. Only 50% of the eyes will enjoy good visual recovery if antibiotic treatment is delayed. Causative pathogens include bacteria, virus, fungus, protozoa and parasites. A number of risk factors have been identified for microbial keratitis, including contact lens wear, recent ocular surgery or ocular trauma, ocular surface disease, dry eyes, eyelid deformities, corneal sensation impairment, chronic use of topical steroids and immunocompromised states. This book discusses the prevalence, symptoms and treatment options of eye disorders. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1 pp. 1-30.
Retinopathy of Prematurity: Etiology and Modification of Risk Factors
(Michael P. Meyer, KidzFirst Paediatric Department, Middlemore Hospital and the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)

Chapter 2 pp. 31-52.
The Retinal Pigment Epithelium in the Immune Regulation of the Retina
(Alexa Klettner, University of Kiel, University Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology, Kiel, Germany)

Chapter 3 pp. 53-98.
N-Methyl-N-Nitrosourea-Induced Retinal Degeneration in Rats: A Reliable Animal Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa for the Development of New Therapeutic Strategies
(Katsuhiko Yoshizawa, Yuko Emoto, Airo Tsubura, Department of Pathology II, Kansai Medical University, Hirakata, Osaka, Japan)

Chapter 4 pp. 99-144.
Dispensarization of Patients and Families with Retinitis Pigmentosa in the Municipality of Cerro, Havana
(Raisa Hernández Baguer, Raisa Ivis Beltrán Saínz, Bárbara Vázquez Cid, Nereyda Vargas Vargas, Mirta Copello Noblet and Beatriz Dyce Gordon, Department of Ophthalmology of University Hospital
Dr. Salvador Allende, Retinitis Pigmentosa Reference Center,
Havana, Cuba)

Chapter 5 pp. 145-166.
Infectious Keratitis and Collagen Cross-Linking
(Raymond L. M. Wong, Tommy C. Y. Chan, Ian Y. H. Wong, Jacky W. Y. Lee, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and others)

Chapter 6 pp. 167-182.
Fungal Keratitis
(Lixin Xie, Shandong Eye Institute, Qingdao, China)

Index

   Series:
      Eye and Vision Research Developments
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2016 - 4th Quarter
   Pages: 6x9 - (NBC-HS)
   ISBN: 978-1-53610-043-3
   Status: AV
  
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