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Clinical assessment of severely injured patients

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Assessment of Trauma Patients Incidence Trauma is the commnest cause of death in developed countries (30%) The patients are often less than 40 years of age. Aim of trauma care To reduce preventable deaths To reduce  prolonged disability & loss of productivity Causes of trauma Road Traffic Accidents Falls Assault War Wounds  (gunshot, stab injury […]

Corneal Disease and Transplants-Facts

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Corneal Disease and Transplants, Facts. What Is the Cornea? The cornea is the clear front window of the eye.  It transmits light to the interior of the eye allowing us to see clearly.  Corneal injury, disease or hereditary conditions can cause clouding, distortion, and scarring.  Corneal clouding, much like frost on a glass windowpane, blocks the clear passage of light […]

What is Glaucoma and Trabeculectomy?

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Glaucoma and Trabeculectomy What is Glaucoma and Trabeculectomy? Glaucoma covers a wide range of diseases in which the one common factor is the elevated eye fluid pressure. This in turn causes damage to the optic nerve associated with characteristic loss of visual field. Initial treatment is with eye drops. When treatment with eye drops does […]

What is Optic Atrophy?

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Optic Atrophy What is Optic Atrophy? The optic nerve is the nerve of vision.  It carries images of what we see coded as electrical impulses, from our eye to our brain.  The optic nerve is like a cable of electrical wires, and consists of about 1,200,000 separate tiny wires, or nerve fibers.  Each of these carries a part […]

Principles of laporoscopic surgery

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MINIMAL ACCESS THERAPY 1.AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1.1.Aims The aims of the course is that : Participants should be able to perform, with confidence, basic procedures such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy or lapraroscopic appendicectomy under the initial supervision of an experienced laparoscopic surgeon. They should also be able to act as proficient first assistant at laparoscopic procedures. […]