Health Reference Series: Eye Care Sourcebook, 6th Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780817958
  • ISBN-13: 9780780817951
  • DDC: 617.7
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released April 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Provides basic consumer health information about the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and disorders and the prevention of eye injuries, along with tips for coping with low vision. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Eye and Eye-Care Basics.
1: How the Eyes Work.
2: Keep an Eye on Your Vision Health.
3: Maintaining Eye Health.
4: Vision Disorders: A Statistical Picture.
5: Screening and Diagnostic Tests for Vision and Other Eye-Related Problems.
6: Working with Your Eye-Care Doctor.
7: Pediatric Vision Concerns.
8: Adult Vision Concerns.
Understanding and Treating Refractive, Eye Movement, and Alignment Disorders.
9: Refractive Disorders.
10: Eye Movement and Alignment Disorders.
11: Eyeglasses.
12: Contact Lenses.
13: Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) Surgery.
14: Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) Eye Surgery.
15: Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK) Surgery.
16: Phakic Intraocular Lenses.
Understanding and Treating Disorders of the Cornea, Conjunctiva, Sclera, Lens, Iris, and Pupil.
17: The Cornea and Corneal Disease: An Overview.
18: Corneal Injury.
19: Keratitis.
20: Corneal Dystrophies.
21: Other Types of Corneal Disease.
22: Corneal Transplant.
23: Cataracts.
24: Disorders of the Conjunctiva, Sclera, and Pupil.
Understanding and Treating Disorders of the Macula, Optic Nerve, Retina, Vitreous, and Uvea.
25: Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
26: Other Macular Disorders.
27: Glaucoma.
28: Other Disorders of the Optic Nerve.
29: Disorders of the Retina.
30: Disorders of the Vitreous.
31: Disorders of the Uvea.
Eye Injuries and Disorders of the Surrounding Structures.
32: Eye Injuries.
33: Eye Injury Prevention.
34: Workplace Eye Safety.
35: Protecting Eyes from Sports Injuries.
36: Eyelid Disorders.
37: Disorders of the Tear Duct.
38: Computer Vision Syndrome.
Congenital and Other Disorders That Affect Vision.
39: Hereditary Disorders Affecting Vision.
40: Other Congenital Disorders Affecting Vision.
41: Infectious Diseases Affecting Vision.
42: Fungal Infections Affecting Vision.
43: Stroke and Vision Impairment.
44: Diabetes and Eye Problems.
45: Disorders with Eye-Related Complications.
Vision Impairment Rehabilitation and Recent Research.
46: Defining Vision Impairment.
47: Vision Rehabilitation—an Overview.
48: Vision Impairment and Related Functional Limitations.
49: Vision Impairment and Dealing with Associated Mental-Health Issues.
50: Goals of Vision Rehabilitation.
51: Essential Skills for Everyday Living with Vision Impairment.
52: Safety Tips for Persons with Low Vision.
53: Braille Services for Visually Impaired.
54: Guide Animals and Mobility Aids.
55: Harnessing New Technologies for Assisting People with Visual Impairment.
56: Driving When You Have Macular Degeneration.
57: Education for Children with Vision Impairment through IDEA.
58: Blindness and Vision Impairments in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
59: Social Security If You Are Blind or Have Low Vision.
60: Current Vision Research.
Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Eyes and Eye Disorders.
Directory of Resources Related to Eye Disorders and Vision Loss.