This ‘cooking book’ – atlas for Herpetic Eye Disease supports the reader to find a better understanding for this eye disease. The content of this atlas is based on nearly four decades of practical and scientific work and experience with follow-ups in thousands of herpes patients.
Depending on one’s individual state of knowledge in this field one may find the solution by quickly checking the pictures and comparing it with the actual patient’s picture. The picture-associated text guides the reader with its headings Description, Pathophysiology, Differential Diagnosis, Therapeutic Principles to the most appropriate management of and best possible treatment outcome for these patients.
Thus, the homogenous and well-structured content and index make it easy for the reader to find the necessary information rapidly and will not only supports beginners but also experts in the field of ophthalmology.
Since the introduction of vitrectomy in the 1970s, vitreoretinal surgery has rapidly developed. Initially, new instrumentations were created to facilitate intraocular maneuvers and to treat almost all the vitreoretinal pathologies. High speed vitrectome probs, forceps, scissors, endolaser probes, and new light sources (xenon/photon light) permit us to perform safer surgeries.
However, in the last few years the approach to vitreoretinal surgery has changed with the introduction of small gauge instruments and sutureless surgery. At present there is still confusion among vitreoretinal surgeons about the use of 25-, 23- or 20-gauge sutureless systems.
Leading surgeons in the field were recruited to offer their insights into the sutureless techniques they perform.
Topics dealt with in the book include: – fluidics and technical characteristics of 23- and 25-gauge systems, – basic vitrectomy techniques of 23- and 25-gauge systems, – sclerotomy characteristics of the sutureless approach, – advantages and disadvantages of the sutureless technique, – vitreoretinal pathologies treated with 23- and 25-gauge systems, – complications of the sutureless technique, – current clinical data.
All chapters are consistent in format and style and have practical application to the daily practice of medical and surgical pediatric ophthalmology.
Starting with a guide to the examination of children, it covers all important topics for all who care for children’s eyes regardless of their niche interests within the field of pediatric ophthalmology. Many techniques that have been learned over many years by experienced practitioners will be illustrated and explained to the reader. Added value is given with useful tables and charts that will likely get constant use in offices and operating rooms, for example: Important drug dosages and side-effects, nystagmus surgical charts, strabismus surgical tables, spectacle artifacts, and an intraocular lens nomogram. This practical guide will promote understanding and update and guide the novice and the expert to improve the flow of the examination and treatment outcome. It is one of the most informative and useful books ever written for the pediatric ophthalmologist and the general ophthalmologist who cares for children.
American Journal of Ophthalmology — “This is a magnificent book…This marvelous textbook and work of art should be owned by all physicians interested in the treatment of diseases of the orbit. The authors are to be congratulated on their knowledge, their dedication, and, in the cases of Jack Rootman and Bruce Stewart, their superior artistic skills.”–American Journal of Ophthalmology International Journal of Pediatric Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Cataract is currently the main cause of avoidable blindness in the developing world and accounts for about 75% of cases worldwide. Small incision manual techniques for cataract surgery, as described in this book, should be in the armamentarium of every cataract surgeon, whether it be in the United States or less affluent countries. Phacoemulsification has become the primary method of performing extracapsular cataract surgery, yet it is not always appropriate either from a cost perspective or the density of the cataracts involved. Small incision manual extracapsular techniques, the first choice alternative to phacoemulsification, give visual results equivalent to phacoemulsification at lower cost. Surgeons using this technique regardless of what the latest technology to appear is, are performing state-of-the-art surgery for their patients. Fifty-seven chapters cover all aspects of small incision cataract surgery from lens anatomy to various operative techniques, complications, management and recent advances. It is the first alternative choice to phacoemulsification.
Ocular inflammation presents a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. Inflammatory activity can often be managed by drug therapy. However, inadequate medical therapy may permit the development of various complications in the eye that cannot be sufficiently treated pharmacologically. Whereas drug management demands an interdisciplinary approach with well-trained specialists, surgical treatment of ocular complications due to inflammation requires an experienced surgeon.
This book offers evidence-based information and a step-by-step guide on all relevant surgical procedures, which is otherwise rare to find.
Internationally renowned experts in the field provide answers to questions such as:
What is the spectrum of clinical manifestations of inflammatory complications?
When is medical therapy no longer helpful?
What are the absolute, relative indications, and contraindications for defined surgical procedures in this field?
What are the preferred surgical instruments and machines for these procedures?
How can postoperative complications be avoided?
How can drugs support the success of a surgical procedure?