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A Textbook of Clinical Ophthalmology: A Practical Guide to by Ronald Pitts Crick, Peng Tee Khaw

By Ronald Pitts Crick, Peng Tee Khaw

The fabric during this textbook on scientific ophthalmology has been revised and elevated to incorporate advancements in learn and perform. Containing 357 illustrations in the course of the textual content, it's a sensible consultant to the examine of ophthalmology, however it embraces the ocular points of common illnesses world-wide and simple equipment of research and remedy the place appropriate. the quantity positive factors references through web page and representation quantity, as a result of collaboration with the authors of "Colour Atlas of Ophthalmology"; the 2 books include all jointly a great 579 illustrations (343 in colour), together with sixteen stereo plates. one other better half ebook is "The Ophthalmology Examinations Review", which goals to supply an efficient presentation of information for exam reasons. jointly the 3 volumes supply a examine foundation for ophthalmologists in education, whereas supplementing their studying of medical paintings and surgical process with the examine of study papers and evaluation monographs.

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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. It has a central hole, the pupil. The iris is attached peripherally to the anterior surface of the ciliary body and the pupillary border rests upon the lens behind, the iris becoming tremulous when the support of the lens is removed. As will be seen (p49) the iris consists of a stroma and posteriorly an epithelium of two layers derived from the optic vesicle, one from the neural and one from the pigmentary layer.

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The lymphatics from the lateral two-thirds of the upper lid and the lateral one third of the lower lid drain to the preauricular node. The remainder drain to the submandibular nodes. The lacrimal apparatus The tears. The precorneal tear film consists of an aqueous layer sandwiched between a mucus layer on the corneal surface and a lipid layer exposed to the atmosphere. The mucus layer renders the corneal epithelium hydrophilic and the lipid layer increases surface tension and reduces evaporation.

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