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Part of the LexisNexis Courtroom Medicine series, Courtroom Medicine: The Eye is a thorough analysis of the eye and eye injuries from the perspective of the legal profession. Inside you'll find the information you need when litigating eye injury cases, along with real-world admissibility advice and numerous examples of expert testimony. Detailed and conveniently organized discussion is included on chemical, thermal and radiation injuries, blunt trauma, penetrating and foreign body injuries, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment problems associated with medication and drugs, contact lenses and intraocular lens implants, examination of the eye, evaluation of visual capability and disability, and treatment and prognosis of various forms of eye injury.

Courtroom Medicine: The Eye was first published in 1981 and has been a trusted reference for attorneys for over 30 years. This 2-volume set is updated annually with revisions and supplements and is presented in a convenient looseleaf format so you can quickly navigate to the information you need and easily remove pages for photocopying or inclusion in a binder or case file. Get your copy today and assure your clients that your research starts with the trusted excellence of LexisNexis.

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Table of Contents

PART 1 THE EYE--IN THE COURTROOM

Chapter 1 Techniques of Examination of the Witness



PART 2 BASIC MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Chapter 1A Medical Records

Chapter 2 Traumatic Injuries to the Eye

Chapter 3 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

Chapter 4 General Procedures for Examination and Diagnosis

Chapter 5 Specific Diagnostic Techniques

Chapter 5A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Chapter 6 Evaluation of Visual Capability

Chapter 6A Medical Impairment and Disability Evaluation

Chapter 6B Visual Disorders: Testing and Correction

Chapter 6C The Neurological Examination



PART 3 MECHANICAL INJURIES AND SECONDARY COMPLICATIONS

Chapter 7 Penetrating Eye Injuries

Chapter 8 Foreign Bodies of the Eyeball and Orbit

Chapter 9 Blunt Trauma to the Eye

Chapter 10 Injuries and Diseases of the Eyelid

Chapter 11 The Extraocular Muscles

Chapter 12 Conjunctiva

Chapter 13 The Cornea

Chapter 14 The Sclera

Chapter 15 The Anterior Segment

Chapter 16 Glaucoma

Chapter 17 The Lens

Chapter 18 Cataract

Chapter 19 The Uveal Tract

Chapter 20 The Vitreous

Chapter 21 The Retina and Retinal Detachment

Chapter 22 Macular Degeneration

Chapter 23 Injuries to the Cranial Nerves

Chapter 23A Cranial Nerves and Organs of Special Sense

Chapter 24 Orbital and Mid-Facial Fractures

Chapter 25 Complications and Late Sequelae of Eye Injuries

Chapter 26 Infections of the Eye

Chapter 27 Tumors of the Eye

Chapter 28 Ocular Pain

Chapter 29 Reserved



PART 4 THERMAL AND RADIANT INJURIES

Chapter 30 Thermal Injuries

Chapter 31 Radiation Injuries



PART 5 CHEMICAL AND TOXIC INJURIES

Chapter 32 Chemical Injuries

Chapter 33 Adverse Ocular Reactions to Medications

Chapter 34 Retinopathy of Prematurity

Chapters 35-39 Reserved



PART 6 SYNTHETIC MATERIALS USED IN EYE THERAPY AND FOR IMPROVEMENT OF VISION

Chapter 40 Synthetic Materials

Chapter 41 Contact Lenses

Chapter 42 Intraocular Lens Implants



PART 7 TREATMENTS FOR EYE DISORDERS

Chapter 43 Laser Eye Surgery

Chapter 43A LASIK Eye Surgery

Chapter 44 Corneal Transplantation and Replacement

Chapter 45 Refractive Surgery

Chapter 46 Ocular Prostheses

Chapters 47-49 Reserved



PART 8 SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC CONSIDERATIONS

Chapter 50 Eye Injuries in Children

Chapter 51 Visual Problems and Eye Disease in the Elderly

Chapter 52 Occupational Eye Injuries and Burns

Chapters 53-99 Reserved



PART 9 MEDICO-LEGAL ANNOTATIONS

Damages Awards Chart

Chapter 100 Amounts of Awards

Chapter 101 Significant Cases Involving Specific Matters

Master Bibliography

Legal Bibliography

Index