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Book and Software Review
February 2004

Contact Lens Complications: Etiology, Pathogenesis,Prevention, Therapy

Author Affiliations
 

BARBARA A.BLODIMD

 

by Hans-Walter Roth, MD, translated by Donald L. MacKeen, MS, PhD,and Ethan Taub, MD, 214 pp, with 476 illus and 38 tables, $42.50, ISBN 3-13-127791-2(GTV), Stuttgart, Germany, Thiem, 2002, ISBN 1-58890-132-7 (TNY), New York,NY, Thiem, 2003.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122(2):299-300. doi:10.1001/archopht.122.2.299-b

Anyone who fits contact lenses has patients who develop complicationsand experience decreased wearing time with their lenses because of systemicmedical factors, external factors, or hygiene and compliance issues. Thisbook reviews and illustrates many of these contact lens–induced eyeproblems. The text is a translation from its original German version.

The book is divided into 10 chapters. The first 2 chapters review therisk factors associated with contact lenses as well as the advantages anddisadvantages of contact lens wear. These chapters outline the patient history,review of systems, and examination requirements prior to fitting contact lenses.The counseling needed for managing contact lens patients and the follow-upvisit evaluations are also discussed.

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