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From The CriticsReviewer: Brian Marshall, O.D.(Marshall Family Eye Care)
Description: This book is aimed at providing the necessary information for the contact lens practitioner to properly care for and manage ocular surgery patients before and after surgery through the use of contact lenses.
Purpose: As ocular surgery evolves and becomes more mainstream, a book with these goals will become increasingly important. The authors did a good job of meeting these very worthy objectives. However, they could have been more complete in discussing the disease or surgical process itself, which is a necessary prerequisite to the subsequent fitting of contact lenses.
Audience: This book is geared toward the contact lens practitioner or resident. However, the advanced student will also find this to be useful. The book is authored by well-respected clinicians in the field of contact lenses and ocular surgery.
Features: It contains a good mixture of illustrations, tables, and photographs. The color plate section is very useful and necessary to show important contact lens fitting relationships. The references are complete and up-to-date. As with the entire book series, "clinical pearls" are scattered in each chapter. These short and concise pearls of information provide the reader with practical information. They are grouped in handy boxes that allow quick access to the important points.
Assessment: This book provides concise and important information necessary for caring and managing the ocular surgical patient with contact lenses. This is one of only a few books available that exclusively deal in this increasingly important area. Therefore, this book would be a very useful, and used, addition to any contact lens practitioner's bookshelf.