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Silicone Hydrogels Continuous Wear Contact Lenses

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ISBN-10: 0750687797

ISBN-13: 9780750687799

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Deborah F. Sweeney

List price: $108.00
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Description:

Completely revised and updated, this contemporary and authoritative text is a must read for all those prescribing and fitting continuous wear contact lenses. Balanced, critical, and informative, this practical resource provides the scientific background, a focus on clinical practice, and reviews of the latest lenses available. Content is balanced, critical, and informative. Well known, international experts provide readers with quality information. Clear, concise, and clinical information leads readers to relevant content quickly. Content on silicone hydrogels in private practice helps with patient selection, initial dispensing, aftercare routines, and incidence of adverse responses. A new chapter on edema and hypoxia addresses important issues. Updated and revised content includes all the latest clinical data. Comprehensive coverage of available materials and lenses helps readers choose the appropriate lens. Many new illustrations in full color help clarify points in the text. New chapters review continuous wear lenses so readers can make the right choice for their patients. New material covers important research and breakthroughs that will have a far-reaching impact on clinical practice.
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Book details

List price: $108.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 8/10/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 332
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892

Preface
Contributors' list
Silicone hydrogels: structure, properties and behaviour
The epithelium in extended wear
Tear mixing under soft contact lenses
Inflammation and infection and the effects of the closed eye
Corneal hypoxia
Clinical performance of silicone hydrogel lenses
Adverse events and infections: which ones and how many?
Where do silicone hydrogels fit into everyday practice?
Index