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Scleritis

  • CarlosĀ Pavesio

Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology book series (ESSENTIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Denis Wakefield, Nick Di Girolamo, Stephan Thurau
    Pages 1-17
  3. Dinesh Visva Gunasekeran, Mi Fang Helen, Rupesh Agrawal
    Pages 19-24
  4. Neerav Lamba, C. Stephen Foster
    Pages 25-36
  5. Maite Sainz de la Maza
    Pages 37-53
  6. Sophia L. Zagora, Peter J. McCluskey
    Pages 55-63
  7. Maite Sainz de la Maza
    Pages 65-79
  8. Jamie Lynne Metzinger, C. Stephen Foster
    Pages 81-89
  9. Mi Fang Helen, Dinesh Visva Gunasekeran, Rupesh Agrawal
    Pages 91-97
  10. Aaron Yeung, Sophia L. Zagora, Peter J. McCluskey
    Pages 99-120
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 121-123

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a concise but comprehensive overview of scleritis, with up-to-date information on all aspects, including diagnosis and treatment. Fundamental features of the pathogenesis of scleral inflammation are first discussed as a basis for understanding the therapeutic strategies. Detailed descriptions are then provided of clinical manifestations, the complications that can arise during the course of the disease process, and the best way to manage them. An individual chapter is devoted to infectious scleritis and its management, this being an uncommon but serious condition that may result not only in loss of vision but also in loss of the globe itself. The diagnostic approach to and various management options for scleritis are then discussed extensively, with coverage of local and systemic therapy and new strategies, including biologics.

Apart from the potential impact on vision, inflammation of the sclera carries a risk of association with systemic diseases, some of which can prove fatal if not promptly recognized and managed. This book is designed to allow ophthalmologists to easily identify the condition and the signs indicative of a more severe problem. It will thereby assist in safe and effective management, and help in preserving vision and life.

Keywords

Complications Immunosuppressive therapy Infectious scleritis Scleral inflammation Systemic diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • CarlosĀ Pavesio
    • 1
  1. 1.Moorfields Eyes HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49915-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49913-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49915-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3212
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-890X
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