Reversing Dry Eye Syndrome - Maskin, Steven L; Thomas, Pamela; Scheffer C. G. Tseng, M.D., Ph.D. - Yale University Press

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Yale University Press Health & Wellness

Reversing Dry Eye Syndrome

Practical Ways to Improve Your Comfort, Vision, and Appearance

  • Steven L. Maskin, M.D.
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Selected as a 2008 AAUP University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries.

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This clear, accessible book combines detailed medical information with expert treatment advice for the estimated twenty million Americans who suffer from dry eye syndrome. Dr. Steven L. Maskin, an ophthalmologist who has been caring for dry eye patients for more than fifteen years, explains exactly what the syndrome is, why it occurs, and how it can best be managed and treated. He dispels the misunderstandings that surround dry eye syndrome and presents an easy-to-understand guide that may be read cover-to-cover or dipped into for specific topics of interest.

Dr. Maskin begins with an overview of dry eye syndrome, then explains the myriad ways it can develop (allergies, aging, contact-lens use, LASIK surgery, diabetes, and various other diseases). He discusses how it can be successfully diagnosed and treated, offers guidelines for choosing a doctor and appropriate medications, and describes useful home remedies. In a concise final chapter, the doctor provides welcome answers to frequently asked questions. For patients who want to understand their disease and to participate actively in its management, this book is an essential reference.

Steven L. Maskin, M.D., is director, Cornea and Eye Surface Center, Tampa, FL. Pamela Thomas is a freelance writer and editor in New York City.