Pediatric Ophthalmology


Editors vi Contributors vii About the Series ix Preface x Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 The Economic and Workforce Issues in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Its Significant Effect on Access to Eye Care 2 Karen E. Lee, Tobin B. T. Thuma, Jake A. Sussberg, and Leonard B. Nelson Where the Economic and Workforce Issues In Pediatric Ophthalmology Began 2 Access to Eye Care 3

Enhancing Ophthalmology Residents’ Interest In the Field 3 The Inundation of Academic Eye Centers/Children’s Hospitals 4 The Medicaid Dilemma 4 Potential Solutions 5 Chapter 2 Abnormalities Affecting the Eye as a Whole 8 Judith B. Lavrich and Karen E. Lee Anophthalmia 8

Microphthalmia 14 Nanophthalmia 18 Typical Coloboma 20 Chapter 3 Congenital Corneal Opacity 24

Bruce M. Schnall, Rebecca Procopio, and Maureen Loyd Sclerocornea 24 Birth Trauma: Tears in Descemet Membrane 26 Ulcer or Infection 28 Mucopolysaccharidosis 30 Peters Anomaly 32 Congenital Hereditary Endothelial Dystrophy 34 Corneal Dermoid 36 Anterior Staphyloma 38 Wilson Disease (Hepatolenticular Degeneration) 40 Herpes Simplex Infection 42 Herpes Simplex Virus Epithelial Dendrite or Ulceration 44


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