This book covers the field of keratoprosthesis in detail and focuses specifically on the Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro), which is the device most widely used today. Extensive information is provided on all aspects of KPro surgery, from history and preoperative evaluation to surgical techniques and postoperative management of complications. Surgical videos are included that will aid both beginning and advanced corneal surgeons in mastering these procedures. In addition, essential basic science concepts relevant to keratoprosthesis surgery are explained and other keratoprostheses in use around the world are considered. A brief overview of integrating artificial corneas is provided and the future of keratoprosthesis is also discussed. The book is written by some of the most distinguished and renowned experts in the field.
In the ever-changing field of vitreo-retinal surgery, the factor that may best distinguish a great surgeon from a good one is the ability to avoid and manage complications. Within the pages of Complications of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, readers will discover the practical information ophthalmic surgeons need to address a wide range of intra- and postoperative complications associated with vitreo-retinal surgery. The text addresses a broad range of complications, occurring in both established and emerging surgical techniques.
Each potential complication is analyzed in detail, including information on pathogenesis and risk factors. Chapters are organized by potential complication, with each addressed by a single contributing author as if he/she is the surgeon on the case. While created specifically for vitreo-retinal surgeons, this book will provide useful information for other members of the surgical team as well as for general ophthalmologists, residents, and optometrists who see patients before and after vitreo-retinal procedures.
This handy reference delivers…
• Detailed coverage addresses specific complications related to scleral buckling, pneumatic retinopexy, and 20-, 23-, and 25-gauge vitrectomy
• Expert contributors offer advice on avoidance and management of each complication, and offer guideposts for projected clinical outcomes.
• Bulleted points deliver clinical pearls on the prevention and management of specific complications.
• Real-world clinical scenarios provide practical, stepwise guidance in the management of each issue.
The anesthetic implications of eye muscle surgery are varied and numerous. Being a condition that can be seen in all age groups, the anesthetist or anesthesiologist will see pediatric, adult, and geriatric patient populations. This book examines and analyzes the causes, symptoms and treatment options to strabismus and nystagmus. It discusses benign paroxysmal positional vertigo; strabismus surgery; central positional dizziness; the treatment of intermittent exotropia in childhood; and nystagmus in posterior fossa stroke patients.
Every cataract surgeon is afraid of complications, but while complications cannot be entirely avoided, it is possible to learn to master them. This practical handbook clearly explains how to manage the various complications that may arise during cataract surgery, from a subluxated intraocular lens to a dropped nucleus. It provides the surgeon with clear instructions on how best to proceed in the manner of a cookbook, by first describing the ingredients (equipment) and preparation (planning) and then providing step by step descriptions of technique with the aid of numerous helpful color illustrations and several accompanying surgical videos. Surgical pearls and tips and tricks are highlighted. Using this book, the reader will become a better and more complete cataract surgeon, well equipped to cope with the full range of potential complications.
Keratoplasty is the transplantation of all or part of the cornea to repair scarred or damaged tissue. A femtosecond laser is a laser which emits ultrashort pulses, used for minimally invasive corneal surgery. This book is a concise guide to the technique of femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty. Beginning with an introduction to the technology, the following chapters discuss its use for different disorders. This practical text is based on the surgical experience of its internationally recognised authors from Spain, Germany, France and the USA. It includes more than 230 full colour clinical photographs and illustrations to enhance learning. Key points * Concise guide to the corneal transplantation procedure of femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty * Covers key technologies and uses for different disorders * Internationally recognised author and editor team * Includes more than 230 clinical photographs and illustrations
Although rare, retinoblastoma has been at the fore- fortunate; while in the developed world eye preser- front of cancer research and treatment for the last tion has become a priority, developing countries c- three decades. The two-hit hypothesis of oncogenesis tinue to face delays in diagnosis, poor access to care, proposed by Alfred Knudson provided the conceptual and suboptimal treatment – the problem in the less framework for tumor suppressor gene research and developed world is cure. led to the discovery of the retinoblastoma pathway as In this book, we have invited a team of experts to a key element in cancer development. More recently, address all those important aspects of retinoblastoma the treatment of children with retinoblastoma has also research and therapy – from biology to epidemiology provided a model for modern approach to the can- to treatment. We hope that in subsequent editions we cer patient; state of the art retinoblastoma treatment will be able to continue to provide updates on such can only be conceived in the context of the multidis- exciting subjects.