Clinical Anatomy of the Eye

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 9, 2013 - Medical - 432 pages
Clinical Anatomy of the Eye has proved to be a very popular textbook for ophthalmologists and optometrists in training all over the world. The objective of the book is to provide the reader with the basic knowledge of anatomy necessary to practice ophthalmology. It is recognised that this medical speciality requires a detailed knowledge of the eyeball and the surrounding structures. The specialist's knowledge should include not only gross anatomic features and their development, but also the microscopic anatomy of the eyeball and the ocular appendages. The nerve and blood supply to the orbit, the autonomic innervation of the orbital structures, the visual pathway, and associated visual reflexes should receive great emphasis. The practical application of anatomic facts to ophthalmology has been emphasised throughout this book in the form of Clinical Notes in each chapter. Clinical problems requiring anatomic knowledge for their solution are presented at the end of each chapter. Illustrations are kept simple and overview drawings of the distribution of the cranial and autonomic nerves have been included.

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The Nerves
Accessory Eye Structures
Clinical Notes
An Overview of the Anatomy of the Skull
Clinical Problems
Inferior View
The Orbital Cavity
The Ocular Appendages
The Eyeball
The Anatomy of the Eyeball as Seen with
Movements of the Eyeball and
The Orbital Blood Vessels
Those Nerves
The Autonomic Nervous System
The Visual Pathway

The Paranasal Sinuses

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About the author (2013)

Richard S Snell, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington D.C.

Michael A Lemp, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Georgetown University Medical Center, President, University of Ophthalmic Consultants of Washington, Washington D.C.

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