By Ronald Pitts Crick, Peng Tee Khaw

The fabric during this textbook on medical ophthalmology has been revised and increased to incorporate advancements in study and perform. Containing 357 illustrations in the course of the textual content, it's a useful consultant to the learn of ophthalmology, however it embraces the ocular points of normal illnesses world-wide and simple tools of research and therapy the place acceptable. the amount positive aspects references by means of web page and representation quantity, caused by collaboration with the authors of "Colour Atlas of Ophthalmology"; the 2 books include all jointly a good 579 illustrations (343 in colour), together with sixteen stereo plates. one other significant other ebook is "The Ophthalmology Examinations Review", which goals to supply a good presentation of data for exam reasons. jointly the 3 volumes supply a research foundation for ophthalmologists in education, whereas supplementing their studying of scientific paintings and surgical strategy with the research of analysis papers and evaluation monographs.

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The barrier also influences the penetration of systemic antibiotics into the vitreous when the ophthalmologist is attempting to control intraocular infection. The uvea The uvea is the vascular middle coat of the eye, being a continuous layer consisting of iris, ciliary body and choroid (Fig. 2 p6). Practical Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye and Orbit 37 The iris The iris is a circular diaphragm forming the posterior boundary of the anterior chamber. Its variable pigmentation determines the 'colour' of eyes.

18 p33). Practical Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye and Orbit 33 The epithelium is a stratified non-keratinised squamous epithelium consisting of about five layers of cells which are columnar at the level of the basement membrane but become progressively flattened towards the surface. The epithelial cells are continually replaced by mitosis in the deeper layers. ;:ii Descemet's membrane ' (does not regenerate) m Fig. 18 The corneal layers. Bowman's membrane is a thin structureless layer which is an irregular condensation of the superficial layers of the stroma.

Lymphatics from the medial part of the lower lid drain to the submaxillary lymph nodes, while those from the lateral part and most of the upper lid drain to the preauricular nodes. optic chiasma pituitary stalk-^_^^ internal carotid artery \, /7 pituitary gland^^^@^O£p\ ^// ^ ^ ^ V ^ cavernous s i n u s - ^ / a $ l L ^ sphenoidal E A V ^ *^^- wer ^ ^ ^ - ' ^ ' ^ ^ air sinus ~~—jf&£^jpj0'~. nj ^' n e r v e vv. irf/~~~~~~~rnax'"ary division V nerve Fig. 10 The structures in relation to the cavernous sinuses, posterior to the superior orbital fissure and optic canal.

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