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From The CriticsReviewer: Chirag D Jhaveri, M.D. (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This very thorough revision of the 2000 edition of a book on macular surgery includes updates on techniques, pharmacotherapy, and technology.
Purpose: The purpose is to detail up-to-date techniques in macular surgery for vitreoretinal surgeons. These are important objectives as new techniques and technologies have been developed since the previous edition was published.
Audience: This book is specifically designed for vitreoretinal surgeons and fellows in training for vitreoretinal macular surgery.
Features: Good descriptions of anatomical and pathophysiological descriptions of the retina and adjacent structures are provided along with explanations of recent imaging modalities and pharmacotherapy. In addition, the book discusses in detail various surgical techniques as well as upcoming technologies and how these may change current surgical techniques. The pictures are very helpful. The one shortcoming is that, as time goes by, some of these techniques may not be as pertinent as new technology develops.
Assessment: This is a very useful book for vitreoretinal surgeons looking to get a comprehensive update on new techniques and technology as well as for current fellows in training. It is similar to Vitreous Microsurgery, 5th edition, Charles et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011), and the third volume of Retina, 4th edition, Ryan et al. (Elsevier, 2006), but it is the most recent publication of the three, with the most recent updates on techniques.