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01.Eye Cancer Research Progress
02.Visual Perception: New Research
03.Optic Nerve Disease Research Perspectives
04.Binocular Vision: Development, Depth Perception and Disorders
05.Eye Infections, Blindness and Myopia
06.Focus on Eye Research
07.Trends in Glaucoma Research
08.Eye Movement: Theory, Interpretation, and Disorders
09.Focus on Glaucoma Research
10.Visual Cortex: New Research
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Eye Infections, Blindness and Myopia
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Editors: Jeffrey Higgins and Dominique Truax
Book Description:
Bacterial eye infections are among the leading causes of vision loss and ocular morbidity, yet the widespread use of antibiotics, particularly in combating systemic infections, has led to increased resistance. This book describes studies that have reported resistance to fourth-generation fluoroquinolones used for treating ocular infections. Achieving optimal therapeutic outcomes, which will require new antimicrobial agents with less potential for promoting resistance is also discussed. This book explores endophthalmitis as an intraocular inflammation mainly involving the ocular fluids. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is also reviewed, which is a major opportunistic pathogen and a common cause of bacterial keratitis, especially in contact lens wearers. The new classes of antibiotics have offered alternatives to treat this otherwise antibiotic-resistant bacteria but reports of continued resistance indicate the need for novel areas such as the use of immunizations with attenuated strains of bacteria and treatment with non-antibiotic compounds. Myopia is the most common eyesight problem in the world and is often mild and there are no serious problems. However, it may sometimes lead to blindness. This book explores laser as a way to correct myopia as well as a study of myopia.Finally, this book includes two approaches to resolve myopic macular retinoschisis; one is an approach from inside the eye and the other is from outside the eye. An investigation of eyes for corneal, refractional, and biometric changes, which resulted in the conclusion that there is a statistically significant myopic shift after scleral buckling surgery, is evaluated.

Table of Contents:

Short Communications:

Role of Endotamponading Substances in the Management of Endophthalmitis, pp. 1-11
(Javier Montero, Pio del Rio Hortega Univ. Hospital, Valladolid, Alicante Institute of Ophthalmology, Alicante, Jose Ruiz-Moreno, Alicante Institute of Ophthalmology, Albacete Medical School, Castilla La Mancha Univ., Eugenia Sanchis, Dario Iglesias, Pio del Rio Hortega Hospital, Spain)

Etiological Agents of Keratitis- An Epidemiological Study From a Tertiary Care Center, pp. 13-17
(Shalini Malhotra, D.K. Mehta, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, New Delhi, P. Kumar, CCRUM, Dept. of Ayush, New Delhi)

Design and Implementation of a Randomized Myopia Intervention Trial Testing the Efficacy of Atropine and Multi-focal Lenses, pp. 19-30
(Yung-Feng Shih, Dept. of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan Univ. Hospital, Taipei, C. Kate Hsiao, National Taiwan Univ., Luke L-K. Lin, Dept. of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan Univ. Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Chien-Jen Chen, Genomic Research Center, Academia Sinica, Ching-Wei Chang, National Taiwan Univ., Por Hung, Dept. of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan Univ. Hospital, Taipei)

Surgical Treatment for Myopic Mascular Retinoschisis, pp. 31-45 (Takayuki Baba, Shuichi Yamamoto, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chiba Univ. Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan)

Refractive, Topographic and Biometric Changes After Scleral Buckling, pp. 47-52
(Carlos Alexandre de Amorim Garcia, Uchoandro Bezerra Costa Uchoa, Frederico Alexandre Fernandes, Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil)

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1. Limitations of Current Antibiotics for Ocular Infections, pp. 55-67
(Keith Ward, Heleen DeCory, Praveen Tyle, Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, New York,)

Chapter 2. Eye Infections: Causes, Effects and Treatment, pp. 69-99
(Kitthisak Kitthaweesin, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Chavakij Bhoomibunchoo, Khon Kaen Univ., Khon Kaen, Thailand, Phanoowat Sasiprapha, Udon Thani Hospital, Udon Thani, Thailand)

Chapter 3. Ocular Bacterial Infections, pp. pp. 101-118
(Hiroshi Toshida, Chikako Suto - Department of Ophthalmology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan and others)

Chapter 4. Primary Congenital Glaucoma - A Review, pp. 119-150
(Jaime Levy - Department of Ophthalmology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel)

Chapter 5. Surgery Anesthesia and Blindness, pp. 151-164
(Vincenzo Fodale, Rossana Di Pietro, Domenico Rovella, Michele Fortunato - Anesthesia Intensive Care, Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatric and Anesthesiological Sciences, University of Messina, School of Medicine, Messina, Italy and others)

Chapter 6. Laser Correction of Myopia, pp. 165-195
(Leopoldo Spadea, Lucia Di Genova, Univ. of L'Aquila, Italy)

Chapter 7. Atropine Controlling Myopic Progression in Taiwanese School Children, pp. 197-207
(Yung-Feng Shih, Dept. of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan Univ. Hospital, Taipei, C. Kate Hsiao, National Taiwan Univ., Chien-Jen Chen, Genomic Research Center, Academia Sinica, Luke L-K. Lin, Dept. of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan Univ. Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan)

Chapter 8. An ON and OFF Solution for Myopia: How the Ionic Balance Underlying Retinal ON and OFF Systems Affects Ocular Growth, pp. 209-240
(Melanie J. Murphy, Sheila G. Crewther, David P. Crewther - La Trobe University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA and others)


Novel Therapies for Bacterial Keratitis, pp. 241-252
(Mary E. Marquart, Quincy C. Moore III, Richard J. O'Callaghan - Dept. of Microbiology, Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson MS)

Index pp.253-274

      Eye and Vision Research Developments
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: pp.274
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-630-7
   Status: AV
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