Management of Vitreo-Retinal Disease: A Surgical Approach

This is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis, clinical management, surgery, and postoperative management of many retinal disorders. As such it will be invaluable to both trainee and consultant ophthalmologists but will also be useful to optometrists and ophthalmic opticians who are becoming increasingly involved in the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic disorders. The authors bring a wealth of experience in this field and present methods to help maximize the benefits of surgery.

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Vitreous Microsurgery Fifth Edition

Written by a pioneering leader in the development of vitreoretinal surgical techniques and instruments, Vitreous Microsurgery is a comprehensive how-to guide to all vitreoretinal procedures. This thoroughly updated Fifth Edition describes many new techniques and refinements of established procedures. More than 170 three-dimensional full-color illustrations—many by the Charles Retina Institute’s resident medical artist, Byron Wood—enable surgeons to clearly visualize the techniques.

This edition has new chapters on the Constellation vitrectomy system, uveitis, retinal complications of permanent keratoprosthesis, and anti-VEGF therapy. All illustrations have been updated, the majority to a 25-gauge approach instead of 20-gauge, and many new illustrations have been added. Many techniques and parameters unique to 25-gauge sutureless vitrectomy are discussed in detail. The retinopathy of prematurity chapter was completely rewritten to address new examination procedures, laser guidelines, anti-VEGF therapy, and changing, more conservative indications for surgery. The section on anesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery was completely rewritten in collaboration with Gary Fanning, MD and Jay Mattingly, MD, leading experts on this subject from an anesthesiologist’s perspective.

The focus of the text is on the decision making process a surgeon goes through in evaluating the best course of treatment for his/her patient undergoing vitreous surgery. The book describes in detail clinically proven methods of managing the anterior and posterior segment vitreous surgery patient in a systematic manner. The text is organized in a building block approach with general methodology preceding its application to specific disease states. The book stresses algorithms for intra-operative decision making, relying on knowledge of physical principles and performed in the order of ascending risk.

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Color Atlas of Oculoplastic Surgery 2nd

Color Atlas of Oculoplastic Surgery provides surgeons familiar with surgical anatomy with a broad survey of contemporary oculoplastic surgery.  It illustrates and provides basic information on surgical techniques that are straightforward and reliable in managing many common oculoplastic conditions that a clinician may encounter in practice.  The material is presented with precision and clarity, there is special emphasis on understanding the pathophysiologic mechanism of diseases. This integrated text, accompanied by color photographs and complementary line drawings, guides the surgeon through each procedure in a systematic fashion. Pertinent anatomy, surgical indications, important technical considerations, and complications receive appropriate emphasis in each chapter.

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Basic Principles of Ophthalmic Surgery, Third Edition

Basic Principles of Ophthalmic Surgery is an essential textbook for any ophthalmology resident or trainee and will help them build a solid core foundation of ophthalmic surgical knowledge. The new edition has been expanded to include discussion of requirements for medical training as specified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and four new clinical chapters. Chapter highlights include key points, suggested reading, self-assessment questions, and more than 200 photographs and illustrations, plus four new videos (access via QR codes).

This book lays the foundation for the 80+ surgical procedures covered in the companion volume, Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery , Second Edition.

Contents
Evaluation and Preparation
* Patient Selection
* Preparation of the Patient
* Preparation of the Surgeon
* Informed Consent New chapter!
* Simulation in Surgical Training New chapter!

Surgical Logistics
* The Importance of Ergonomics for Ophthalmologists
* The Operating Microscope and Surgical Loupes
* Surgical Instruments and Blades
* Suture Materials and Needles
* Lasers
* ACGME Requirements for Surgical Training New chapter!

Intraoperative Considerations
* Aseptic and Sterile Techniques in the Operating Room
* Ophthalmic Anesthesia
* Hemostasis
* Suturing and Knot Tying
* Intraocular Fluids
* Patient Safety Issues

Postoperative Considerations
* Postoperative Management
* The Healing Process
* Dressings
* Ocular Pathology New chapter!
* Complications and Their Consequences New chapter!

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Understanding Strabismus 1st

The management of a patient with strabismus is one of the most challenging tasks for trainee ophthalmic surgeons and general ophthalmologists.

This book is clinically oriented; it describes the clinical management of all varieties of strabismus in a step-wise and simplified manner which is very easy to follow.

Strabismus surgery is the second most common major ophthalmic surgical procedure after cataract surgery. The basic surgical principles, indications and techniques are fully explained and illustrated with diagrams and figures.

In the last chapter of the book, common clinical cases are discussed regarding their presentation and management. This chapter is actually the whole essence of the book which helps the reader develop a comprehensive knowledge and grasp of the subject.

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Learning Strabismus Surgery: A Case-Based Approach

Ideal for both the student seeking a firmer understanding of strabismus surgery and the experienced surgeon looking to improve clinical decision-making, this practical resource uses a case-based approach to help readers conceptualize, plan, and perform complex strabismus procedures at every difficulty level.

With this handy reference, you’ll examine complex cases—each with a unique set of clinical findings—then analyze the information, choose a surgical approach, and make a detailed plan for the procedure, all the while being guided by the steady hands of experienced strabismus surgeons.

At the end of each case you’ll review the findings and think about what worked – and what could have been done better.  Then you’ll take a short-answer quiz to lock in the key concepts.

Look inside and discover…•       Fifty-two real-world cases help you apply surgical concepts and optimize patient outcomes•       Labeled difficulty levels from “basic” to “expert” help you find the right complexity for focused review•       Comprehensive cross-referencing lets you focus on the cases you need to review when you need them•       Expert perspectives help you assess complex cases, weigh your options, and refine clinical choices•       Extensive video library brings you into the operating room to watch the experts operate•       Review questions improve recall and make it easy to prepare for certification examinations•       Reader-friendly format condenses vital surgical information into one handy reference

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LASIK Handbook A Case-Based Approach 

From surgical planning and patient prep, to the latest tools and techniques, The LASIK Handbook: A Case-Based Approach uses real-world examples and straightforward language to help readers optimize results and avoid potential pitfalls.

The text is patient-focused rather than technology-focused and leads the refractive surgeon through a series of real life cases in a progression from the more straight-forward to the increasingly complex with useful take home points in each surgical planning, technique and management of complications are reviewed in a case-based contemporary approach relevant no matter your level of experience.

This hands-on resource provides…
• Practical, case-based format uses real-world examples to promote safe, effective practice, relevant to all refractive surgeons.
• Convenient indexes group cases by clinical findings, making it easy to locate those cases relevant to your prospective patient
• Emphasis on patient-centered care focuses on surgical planning, preparation, and approach, including the prevention and management of complications.
• Coverage of a wide range of equipment familiarizes readers with the latest tools and technologies.
• Expert perspectives identify the pros and cons of the equipment used in LASIK procedures.
• “Take Home Points” highlight valuable information for quick reference.
• 70-question self-assessment test reinforces understanding.

NEW to the Second Edition…
• Fully updated content describes the fundamentals of LASIK treatment as well as the latest tools, techniques, and tips.
• 105 cases (including 30 new cases) cover a wide array of actual clinical experience.
• 21 instructional videos demonstrate technique and management available in a  companion website
• 70 self-assessment questions with detailed discussions allow you to test your knowledge and an interactive online question bank provides opportunities to enhance critical thinking and assess learning.
• New chapters on the latest technologies address corneal topography, OCT, femtosecond and excimer lasers and collagen cross-linking written by experts.
• New chapters on international perspectives covers LASIK as performed around the world.
• New chapter on lens implant power selection after LASIK surgery.

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Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery: A Practical Guide

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Glaucoma affects millions of people worldwide and is the second leading cause of blindness. Major advances in innovative surgical techniques, collectively termed minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), have revolutionized the field. These groundbreaking ophthalmic surgery approaches are effective, are not bleb-dependent, and they result in fewer complications. Authored by a Who’s Who of prominent experts in the MIGS movement, this book represents the most comprehensive book written to date on the subject.

Leading glaucoma surgeons offer unique perspectives and experience gleaned from developing and mastering these state-of-the-art techniques. The first four sections discuss fundamental concepts of eye anatomy and structure, outflow implications, and aqueous production. The remaining sections cover the latest cutting-edge procedures elucidated through text descriptions and case studies, with the final two chapters offering insights into how to best incorporate MIGS into your practice and possibilities for combining MIGS procedures to expand the treatment algorithm for patients with more moderate to advanced disease. Meticulous, step-by-step drawings, photos, and surgical videos further delineate advanced MIGS techniques.

Select State-of-the-Art Procedures

Trabecular Outflow

    • Trabectome
    • Gonioscopic Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy (GATT)
    • Ab Interno 360 Degree Goniotomy (TRAB360)
    • iStent
    • Hydrus
    • Eximer Laser Trabeculoplasty

Uveoscleral Outflow

    • Canaloplasty
    • SOLX Gold Shunt
    • CyPass
    • iStent Supra

Aqueous Humor Reduction

    • Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation

Transconjunctival Filtration

  • Aquesys XEN Gel Stent
  • InnFocus Microshunt

This remarkable resource will enable ophthalmologists to incorporate cutting-edge MIGS into practice. It is a must have for any clinician who endeavors to advance the treatment of glaucoma.

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Congenital Cataract: A Concise Guide to Diagnosis and Management

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This book aims to assist ophthalmologists in providing the best possible care for children with congenital cataracts. The entire patient pathway is covered, from preoperative assessment through application of the various surgical techniques to postoperative care and management of complications. Among the topics discussed are new developments in molecular genetics relevant to patient evaluation, intraocular lens power formulas, and the findings of the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study. The surgical section describes anterior capsulotomy, lensectomy, selection of intraocular lens (IOL) power, IOL implantation in the capsular bag, posterior capsulotomy techniques, the use of secondary IOLs and iris-fixated IOLs in children, and surgical management in developing countries. Visual outcomes after surgery are also fully addressed, with chapters on the occurrence of strabismus, nystagmus, and poor stereopsis.

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Step By Step Vitrectomy 2nd

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The vitreous humour is a clear gel positioned behind the iris (coloured part) and the lens, and in front of the retina (back of the eye). Vitrectomy is the surgical removal of the vitreous humour, a procedure needed to allow ophthalmic surgeons to diagnose and treat underlying disease in the eye. This new edition provides a step by step guide to vitrectomy surgeries. Beginning with a description of the anatomy and physiology, the role of optical coherence tomography and anaesthesia, the following chapters discuss vitrectomy procedures for different ocular diseases and disorders. Written by a recognised Spanish author and editor team, the second edition includes new chapters, more than 350 full colour images and illustrations, and a DVD demonstrating vitrectomy surgery. Key points * Step by step guide to vitrectomy surgery * Includes new chapters * Features more than 350 colour images and illustrations * Includes DVD * Spanish author and editor team * Previous edition published in 2006

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Ophthalmic Microsurgical Suturing Techniques

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This is a reference text for both the novice and the accomplished ophthalmic surgeon. The book imparts basic information on tissue tactics and knot tying and demonstrates the applicability of these techniques to various microsurgical situations, in both the anterior and the posterior segment of the eye.

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Atlas of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery

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Unlike other books of its kind, the new Atlas of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery offers detailed, step-by-step instructions from initial skin marking and cut to final closure for more than 90 commonly performed oculoplastic, lacrimal, and orbital surgeries. Each step also includes a matching illustration inverted to accommodate the surgeon’s actual position during the surgery.
In addition to clear instruction, the text for each surgery covers preoperative evaluation discussions, postoperative care instructions, and how to avoid and manage potential complications.
FEATURES

  • More than 1,000 detailed color illustrations
  • Text and matching illustration are presented side-by-side for easy reference
  • Key points help reader plan the most appropriate operation and minimize complications
  • Surgeons can follow each step and perform the procedure even if they aren’t familiar with it.
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Dr. Agarwal’s Step by Step Oculoplastic Surgery

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1. Anatomy of the Lids, 2. Diseases of the Lids, 3. Ptosis, 4. Ectropion, 5. Entropion, Trichiasis and Distichiasis, 6. Blepharoplasty, 7. Laser Assisted Blepharoplasty and Laser Resurfacing for the Treatment of Facial, 8. Botulinum Toxin (Botox)®: Functional and Cosmetic Uses, 9. Brow Lift Surgery, 10. Facelift.

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101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery Second Edition

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Looking for quick and user-friendly surgical tips for refractive, cataract, and corneal surgery? Need all of the most important and practical information to be at your fingertips at a moments notice? The updated Second Edition of101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery will rise to the challenge and be your only go-to surgical guide!

Drs. Melki and Azar follow the same format as with their previous edition in that the information is organized as a condensed summary of key pearls and pitfalls of challenging surgical procedures in refractive, cataract, and corneal surgery.

Focusing on practical tips rather than theoretical aspects of surgical procedures, and including clear illustrations of techniques, 101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery, Second Edition is a user-friendly, straightforward guide to surgical success. Each pearl will enhance surgical outcomes, reduce surgical time, minimize complications, or simplify a complicated step.

Pearls include practical tips on:
• IOL Calculations after LASIK
• Treatment of post-LASIK keratectasia
• Masking agents for smoother ablation
• Amniotic membrane transplantation
• CK, Monovision, and Blended Vision
• LASIK flap buttonhole prevention and management
• Repairing Descemet’s detachments
• Presbyopic IOLs
• Capsular Dyes in Cataract Surgery

Both beginning and advanced surgeons will benefit from this unique, no-nonsense book of practical tips. Bring 101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery, Second Edition into your practice today.

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Small-Gauge Vitrectomy for Diabetic Retinopathy

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This book describes step by step how to operate on the patient with diabetic retinopathy. After thorough explanation of surgical planning, including the potential need to perform individual procedures at different time points, each stage of the vitrectomy is clearly documented with the aid of color photographs and drawings as well as online surgical videos. Variations in approach are described that are potentially of value, depending on whether one is dealing with a straightforward diabetic retinopathy or a difficult case of tractional retinal detachment. In the second part of the book, a series of case reports are presented that illustrate the surgical procedures applicable in different circumstances. In addition, pearls and pitfalls are highlighted. Small-Gauge Vitrectomy for Diabetic Retinopathy will be an ideal source of information and guidance for all who are embarking upon such surgery or wish to further hone their skills.

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Curbside Consultation in Oculoplastics: 49 Clinical Questions

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Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional texts and references in oculoplastics? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for common clinical dilemmas or complications? Curbside Consultation in Oculoplastics: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick and direct answers to the thorny questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between experienced clinicians.

Dr. Robert C. Kersten and Dr. Timothy J. McCulley, have designed this unique reference in which oculoplastic specialists offer expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with oculoplastics. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to oculoplastics with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate common clinical dilemmas.

Curbside Consultation in Oculoplastics: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert pearls that even high-volume ophthalmologists will appreciate. Residents, fellows, and practicing physicians alike will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.

Some of the questions that are answered:

  • What do I do when a patient on anti-coagulants needs surgery?
  • When does an eyelid lesion need to be biopsied?
  • What are the general treatment guidelines for Graves’ ophthalmopathy?
  • How should I treat bacterial orbital cellulitis?
  • How do you distinguish an orbital infection from sterile inflammation?
  • When should I be concerned about systemic disease in a patient with blepharoptosis?
  • What are the oculoplastic uses of botulinum toxin?
  • How do I know when to order an MRI or a CT?

 

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Lens Diseases (Instant Clinical Diagnosis in Ophthalmology)

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The latest guidelines for diagnosing and treating human lens diseses

This full-color resource details the surgical and clinical aspects of human lens diseases to assure their successful diagnoses and treatment.

Features:

  • Full-color presentation with numerous photographs and illustrations
  • The world’s foremost authorities cover patho-physiology, clinical signs, symptoms, investigations, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in a simplified manner
  • Thorough and definitive coverage of the human lens and lenticular surgery
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Cataract Surgery from Routine to Complex: A Practical Guide

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Cataract Surgery from Routine to Complex: A Practical Guide provides eye care professionals guidance on what to do and how to avoid potential complications in all aspects of cataract surgery, just as if the world’s experts were by your side.

Drs. Randy Olson, George Jin, Ike Ahmed, Alan Crandall, Robert Cionni, Jason Jones, along with other contributors concisely provide a wealth of information, including a detailed list of key issues and considerations for virtually all the possible contingencies of the procedure.

Some Topics and Sections Include:

  • Examination
    • Pupil size, ocular dominance, biometry, and more
  • IOL Choice
    • Monofocal: aspheric vs. traditional; presbyopia-correcting: multifocal vs. accommodating; toric, and more
  • Routine Cataract Surgery
    • Microincision cataract surgery, OVD selection, current phacoemulsification techniques, and more
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Hypermature cataract, small pupil, pseudoexfoliation, nanophthalmos, pediatric cataract, and more
  • Intra-Operative Complications
    • Wound burn, posterior capsular rupture, shallow anterior chamber, and more
  • Patient Assessment
    • Visual acuity, refraction, visual quality, and more
  • Postoperative Complications
    • Endophthalmitis, toxic anterior segment syndrome, IOL dislocation, and more

Cataract Surgery from Routine to Complex also includes a companion website that provides more than 2 hours of learning with 38 edited and narrated video presentations, perfectly complementing the procedures discussed inside the text.

Cataract Surgery from Routine to Complex is the combination of a practical guide with broad academic underpinnings along with current controversial subjects on cataract surgery, making it ideal for eye care professionals who wish to update their knowledge and translate it into improved surgical techniques and better cataract patient education.

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Vitreoretinal Surgery: Strategies and Tactics

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This book is exceptional in explaining not only when and how but also why vitrectomy is performed – an additional focus that will help trainee surgeons to develop their own critical thinking. Uniquely, the book’s first part describes “the life of the vitreoretinal surgeon” to help residents decide whether the field is indeed suitable for them, and if yes, how they can chart their own course in the absence of a formal fellowship program.

The second and third parts discuss the fundamentals in VR surgery, such as the general philosophy underlying vitrectomy, equipment, examination, timing, anesthesia, the surgeon’s posture, and the organization of the operating room. The final two parts are dedicated to surgical strategy and tissue tactics, reviewing the principles of surgical maneuvers and the practical sides of diagnosis-specific issues. An appendix is also included, which offers additional guideposts for the aspiring trainee surgeon, including a description of how an ideal mentor should act in surgery. The book is written in an easy-to-follow format with bullet points and text boxes, and has well over 250 color images and line drawings as well as over 60 tables.

 

 

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