Presbyopia: Therapies and Further Prospects

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  • Author: Alain-Nicolas Gilg
  • ISBN: 9789351524984
  • Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: September 30, 2020
  • Format: Hardback – 220 pages
  • Language: English


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Description

Presbyopia is a condition associated with aging, which makes it increasingly difficult for the eyes to focus on near objects. Presbyopia: Therapies and Further Prospects is a concise review of treatments and possible developments in the treatment of this condition.

Divided into four chapters, the book covers the principles of correction with glasses and contact lenses, as well as ocular surgeries. Surgical procedures such as conductive keratoplasty and LASIK are included, as well as accommodative (focus) restoration, such as intraocular lenses (IOLs).

Presbyopia: Therapies and Further Prospects has been written by Alain-Nicolas Gilg, medical director at the Wilson Eye Centre in Lyon, France – developer of clinical applications for contact lenses and a microintraocular device for presbyopic surgery. Nearly 100 full colour images and illustrations enhance this useful guide, which will keep ophthalmologists and optometrists up to date with the latest advances in the field.

Key Features
  • The book presents comprehensive review of the visual impairment associated to the age-related debilitation.
  • Principles of spectacles correction in presbyopes are detailed.
  • Explains the different contact lenses adaptation techniques.
  • The book not only covers the whole compensating ocular surgeries: conductive keratoplasty, LASIK monovision, presby-LASIK, phakic lenses, bipseudophakia, or multifocal intraocular lens (IOLs), but also the surgical techniques involving the accommodation: ciliary sclerotomy, scleral expansion, accommodative IOLs.
  • Numerous illustrations bring explanations in a few technical domains.
  • The index directs the reader conveniently in the text by means of keywords or contextual ideas.
Target Audience

Necessary to vision specialists: ophthalmologists, optometrists or orthoptists, the book will be useful for general practitioners, gerontologists, nurses… and for the professionals interested in vision, offering a comprehensive and prospective synthesis in this field. The book will inform undergraduates and postgraduates in sciences and will answer the more and more demanding warned public.

Table of Contents
  1. Accommodation and Presbyopia
  2. Presbyopia and Ametropias
  3. Presbyopia and Optical Compensations
  4. Presbyopia and Accommodative Restoration
  5. Epilogue
  6. Notes
  7. Bibliography
  8. Index
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Weight 0.250 kg
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