By Eric P. Purdy, MD
Covers systemic health conditions probably to impact ophthalmic sufferers, corresponding to infectious, metabolic, neurologic and cardiovascular illnesses; melanoma; and rheumatic and endocrine problems. contains a dialogue of preventive drugs and clinical emergencies, in addition to geriatrics and information. Ophthalmic issues are highlighted all through. includes a number of up-to-date references and tables directory the names, symptoms and uncomfortable side effects of antibiotic, antihypertensive and anticancer medications. lately revised 2010 2011.
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