Evidence-Based Ophthalmology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2008-04-15
  • Publisher: BMJ Books

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Evidence-Based Ophthalmology offers a unique approach to managing eye disease. From systematic reviewing of evidence, this book provides an overview of techniques for optimum management in key areas, including glaucoma, cataract and retinal disease – an invaluable reference source for practitioners worldwide representing an important contribution to the literature.

Key Features

  • International authorship by leading Cochrane participants
  • An unbiased method for summarising and disseminating the evidence
  • Identifies gaps in evidence, and therefore research opportunities
  • Free-access update website giving the latest trial data and recommendations for implementation in practice

Includes a free fully searchable CD-ROM

Table of Contents

Part I: the basics.

Finding the evidence.

Synthesising the evidence.

Putting the evidence into practice.

Part II Overview of the evidence in key areas.

Allergic conjunctivitis.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis.

Viral conjunctivitis.

Screening older people for impaired vision.

Congenital and infantile cataract.

Congenital glaucoma.

Retinopathy of prematurity.

Ophthalmia neonatorum.

Unilateral amblyopia.

Infantile esotropia.

Accommodative esotropia.

Childhood exotropia.

Prevention of myopia progression.

Entropian and ectropion.

Thyroid eye disease.

Lacrimal obstruction.


Corneal abrasion and recurrent erosion.

Herpes simplex keratitis.

Suppurative keratitis.

Ocular toxoplasmosis.


Sight-threatening idiopathic (autoimmune) uveitis.

Cytomegalous retinitis patients with AIDS.

Anterior uveitis.

Primary open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

Acute and chronic angle glaucoma.

Modification of wound healing in glaucoma drainage surgery.

Cataract surgical techniques.

Intraocular lens implant biocompatability.

Multi-focal and monofocal intraocular lenses.

Perioperative management of cataract surgery.

Age-related macular degeneration.

Treatment of lattice degeneration and asymptomatic retinal breaks to prevent rhegmatogenous&.

Surgery for proliferative vitreoretinopathy.

Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.

Surgical management of full-thickness macular hole.

Retinal vein occlusion.

Medical interventions for diabetic retinopathy.

Photocoagulation for sight threatening diabetic retinopathy.

Vitrectomy for diabetic retinopathy.

Optic neuritis.

Arteritic and non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy.

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Toxic and nutritional optic neuropathies.

Traumatic optic neuropathy.

Ocular adnexal and orbital tumours.

Uveal melanoma.


Vision rehabilitation

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