Covers systemic medical conditions most likely to affect ophthalmic patients, such as infectious, metabolic, neurologic and cardiovascular diseases; cancer; and rheumatic and endocrine disorders. Includes a discussion of preventive medicine and medical emergencies, geriatrics and statistics. Ophthalmic considerations are highlighted throughout. Contains references and tables listing the names, indications and side effects of antibiotic, antihypertensive and anticancer drugs.
Upon completion of Section 1, readers should be able to:
• Describe the ophthalmic manifestations of major systemic diseases
• Summarize the major disease processes affecting most of the adult population, and briefly explain how preventive measures may reduce the morbidity and mortality they cause
• List some of the factors associated with a patient’s compliance or noncompliance with medical regimens
Last major revision: 2015-2016
Section chair: Herbert J. Ingraham, MD