Presents a practical approach to the use and analysis of techniques involved in the clinical care of specific pterygium cases. Incorporates practical clinical techniques, preventive measures and repair of complications. Using basic medical and surgical principles based on 30 years of clinical experience, the author provides the most effective approach to each pterygium case. Instead of focusing solely on outcomes, the text also identifies pterygium features, patient types, and their influences on the outcomes An emphasis has been given to prevention, primary surgery, reduction of recurrences and the role of inflammation in pathogenesis and surgical results. Chapter 1: Features, Chapter 2: Epidemiology, Chapter 3: Pathogenesis, Chapter 4: Pathology, Chapter 5: Prevention, Chapter 6: Surgery, Chapter 7: Complications.
Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach presents all of the necessary refractive surgery material to make an informed decision regarding diagnosis and management plans. Rather than utilizing the standard organization of most books, where major points are first introduced and then explained through a series of writings and references, this book relies on the clinical decision-making process involved with treating refractive surgery patients.
Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach by Dr. J. Bradley Randleman builds upon foundational initial chapters through the case presentations and focused case discussions, encompassing the major topics in refractive surgery today. For each case, the critical question is simply, “what data in this chart is the most critical to consider when evaluating this patient for surgery?”
Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach is unique in its format. Specifically, the book facilitates active learning by forcing the reader to think through a series of questions surrounding each patient scenario. This active learning not only facilitates better recall of the information presented but also mimics the actual physician-to-patient clinical experience, making this book more relevant than other routine refractive surgery books.
This dynamic learning tool is also supplemented by interactive online video material to further the learning experience. Enhance the clinical decision-making process by watching the videos and then answering a series of questions that lead to the conclusion of each scenario.
By challenging the reader to perform the thinking and decision making up-front, and then providing some guidance on the most salient concepts for each case scenario presented along with resources to gain a deeper understanding of the most complex concepts, Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach engages more in the learning process and thereby allowing to absorb and retain significantly more information to apply to patient care and the education of others.
Ophthalmologists, residents, fellows, resident and fellowship educators, who want to update their refractive surgery knowledge base will appreciate the unique format and style of Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach.