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Primary Care of the Anterior Segment, 2nd Edition: CHAPTER 4. DIAGNOSES OF THE CONJUNCTIVA, SCLERA, AND EPISCLERA

Primary Care of the Anterior Segment, 2nd Edition: CHAPTER 4. DIAGNOSES OF THE CONJUNCTIVA, SCLERA, AND EPISCLERA

Primary Care of the Anterior Segment, 2nd Edition: CHAPTER 4. DIAGNOSES OF THE CONJUNCTIVA, SCLERA, AND EPISCLERA

Dr Louis (Lou) Catania O.D., F.A.A.O., D.Sc.(Hon)
Dr Louis (Lou) Catania O.D., F.A.A.O., D.Sc.(Hon)

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CHAPTER 4. DIAGNOSES OF THE CONJUNCTIVA, SCLERA, AND EPISCLERA (103 pages)
Description:
A comprehensive discussion of the primary care diagnosis, management and follow-up of all the major conditions of the conjunctiva, sclera and episclera. Each condition is covered with background information and the SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment and plan) examination approach.
Course Outline:
CONJUNCTIVA
Review of Clinical Anatomy
I. Irritations and Injuries
A. Burns
B. Foreign Bodies C. Laceration
II. Noninflammatory Conditions
A. Calcium Concretions (Lithiasis)
B. Dermolipoma
C. Granuloma
D. Hemangioma
E. Inclusion (Lymphatic or Retention) Cyst
F. Keratinization (Xerosis or Bitot's Spot)
G. Lymphangiectasia
H. Melanosis (Congenital Form)
1. Conjunctival
2. Scleral (Congenital Melanosis Oculi)
I. Melanosis (Acquired Form)
J. Neoplasia
K. Nevus
L. Papilloma
M. Pigmentations
N. Pinguecula
O. Pterygium
P. Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
Q. Telangiectasia
III. Inflammatory Conditions
A. Allergic Conjunctivitis
1. Atopic Reactions
2. Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
3. Vernal Conjunctivitis
B. Bacterial Conjunctivitis
1. Acute Forms
2. Hyperacute Forms
C. Toxic and Irritative (Chronic) Conjunctivitis
D. Trachoma
E. Viral and Other Follicular Conjunctivitis
1. Adenoviral Types
2. Axenfeld's (Chronic) Conjunctivitis
3. Beal's (Swimming Pool) Conjunctivitis
4. Chlamydial (Inclusion) Conjunctivitis
5. Folliculosis
6. Hemorrhagic (Acute) Conjunctiviti
7. Herpes Simplex Viral (HSV) Conjunctivitis
8. Herpes Zoster Conjunctivitis
9. Molluscum Contagiosum
10. Newcastle's Disease
11. Parinaud's Oculoglandular Fever
12. Verrucae
SCLERA AND EPISCLERA
Review of Clinical Anatomy
I. Irritations and Injuries
A. Episcleral Laceration
B. Scleral Perforation
II. Noninflammatory Conditions
A. Axenfeld' sLoops
B. Blue Sclera
C. Hyaline Plaques (Focal Scleral Translucent Spots)
D. Icteric Sclera (Jaundice)
E. Melanos

Objectives

Objectives
1. To clinically describe all major conditions of the conjunctiva, sclera and episclera
2. To provide comprehensive examination information on all major conditions of the conjunctiva, sclera and episclera
3. To supply the reader with general and specific guidelines for treatment and management of all major conditions of the conjunctiva, sclera and episclera
Dr Louis (Lou) Catania O.D., F.A.A.O., D.Sc.(Hon)

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Dr Louis (Lou) Catania O.D., F.A.A.O., D.Sc.(Hon)

Primary Care of the Anterior Segment, 2nd Edition (Textbook)
Published in 1995 and reprinted numerous times through the early 2000s, this book is considered one of the classic, definitive textbooks for comprehensive anterior segment diagnosis, treatment and management. All the clinical information is organized in the SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan) format for quick referencing and practical use. The textbook is out of hardcopy print and I am making it available electronically through this website. Each chapter (8 total) provides immediate, accessible, "in the chair" information for clinical practitioners. The textbook also includes 7 appendices referenced throughout the respective chapter programs on this website. The appendices are included at the end of each chapter program. All chapter programs include a set of self-assessment questions and answers (in Appendix 7). An extensive 20 page Subject Index is available on this website at no charge for referencing and/or downloading (as a pdf file) at the program entitled Primary Care of the Anterior Segment, 2nd Edition: SUBJECT INDEX (LINK: http://wco.easyshare.education/by/dr-louis-catania/124599/primary-care-of-the-anterior-segment-2nd-edition-subject-index). And finally, under Additional Course Notes section, the Front Matter from the textbook is available. It includes:
> Table of Contents (general and detailed);
> Preface;
> Acknowledgements;
> Introduction

Author Bio:
> Internationally acclaimed clinical educator, author;
> Recognized expert in anterior segment, corneal disorders, refractive surgery and new eye care technologies;
> With Nicolitz Eye Consultants, a multispecialty ophthalmology group in Jacksonville, FL;
> Does clinical research on numerous eye care technologies;
> Voted one of 10 most influential optometrists of 20th century by the Review of Optometry Journal and 20/20 Magazine;
> 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Ocular Surface Society;
> 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Optometry;
> 2015 Primary Care Optometry News, “Pioneer in Optometry” Award

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