Ophthalmic Pathology with Clinical Correlation

jeudi 14 février 2013 par Ihab Saad Othman

Ophthalmology is the only branch in medicine that strongly depends on clinical skills of the practitioner to make a sound diagnosis. In eye diseases, an ophthalmologist can simply "see it all" starting from the eyelid, ocular surface, and going through the eyeball, intraocular structures up to the retina and optic nerve. This makes ophthalmology as a science a difficult one to master because so much depends on the clinical capability of the physician.

Ophthalmic pathology has been a mainstay in ophthalmic practice. A deep understanding of ophthalmic pathology is important to be a good clinician as what is encountered from different disease entities in ophthalmic practice is simply an interpretation of gross pathology and sometimes a microscopic evaluation of diseases.

Ophthalmic pathology has mostly been addressed to ophthalmologist by general pathologist. The correlation between gross picture and microscopic picture is ill defined in available ophthalmic pathology reviews. Additionally, the ophthalmologist is not used to identify diseases on the histopathologic and cellular levels. This adds to the difficulty of the subject of ophthalmic pathology. Moreover, the pathogenesis of diseases is dependent on ongoing changes over time. Pathogenesis is difficult to illustrate in ophthalmic pathology reviews as images represent only an instant two dimensional events with no temporal consideration.

The aim of the work is to present an easy to study, comprehensive and indepth knowledge of basic ophthalmic pathology with its clinical correlation to practicing ophthalmologists, and pathologists. Doing this would allow more understanding of aetiology, pathogenesis, manifestations, and complications of different disease entities following proper diagnosis. This would positively impact every individual ophthalmologist practice.

Much effort was done in creating videoclips and 3D animation to accurately demonstrate the pathogenesis of diseases. Appropriate consideration to the dimensions and anatomical relationship of the different structures were used to give a real time representation of tissue interactions in the eye.

The interactive CD comes with a clearly written hand out, to allow the user to follow thoroughly the narrator and the illustrated pages. By enhancing the senses used in learning meaning : listening to the narrator, looking at the pages and following and writing down comments on the hand out, the information is enhanced and easily captured.

We hope that you find the contents useful for your practice.



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