This book presents in vivo captured high-magnification images of two conditions: keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, or dry eye), an extremely common disease of the ocular surface, and filamentary keratopathy, a relatively rare phenomenon most commonly associated with KCS. The images of KCS represent the broad spectrum of ocular surface changes seen in the condition while the images of filamentary keratopathy clearly reveal the components of the ocular surface appendices, termed filaments. The photographs show phenomena captured in various illumination modes, without staining and after staining with diagnostic dyes, and the photographic sequences illustrate their dynamics. The images reflect the in vivo situation. Once aware of the various phenomena, anyone working with standard diagnostic equipment - the slit lamp and the diagnostic dyes- will be able to detect almost all of them. The book will be invaluable for all who deal with ocular surface diseases.
Springer Berlin Heidelberg; December 2012
- ISBN 9783642310287
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- Title: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca and Filamentary Keratopathy
- Author: Helena M. Tabery
About The Author
Helena M. Tabery gained her MD from the University of Lund, Sweden in 1972 and thereafter undertook ophthalmologic training at the Eye Clinic, Malmö University Hospital UMAS, Sweden (1973-1975) and the Eye Department of Dr. Karl Lisch in Wörgl, Austria (1975-77). Dr. Tabery has been an accredited Specialist in Ophthalmology since 1975. Between 1977 and 1989 she was a clinical teacher at the Department of Ophthalmology, Malmö University Hospital, University of Lund, Malmo, Sweden. Since 1989 she has worked as a Specialist in Ophthalmology at the Eye Clinic, Malmö University Hospital UMAS, Sweden.