Ophthalmic Anaesthesia

Ophthalmic Anaesthesia

by Chandra Kumar, Chris Dodds, Steven Gayer
     
 

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Ophthalmic anaesthesia is important for anaesthetists, ophthalmologists and those who are involved in the care of patients undergoing ophthalmic surgery. This book provide them with the basic knowledge of anatomy, the principles relating to the safe conduct of general and regional anaesthesia in children and adult patients, the specific anaesthetic techniques, and

Overview

Ophthalmic anaesthesia is important for anaesthetists, ophthalmologists and those who are involved in the care of patients undergoing ophthalmic surgery. This book provide them with the basic knowledge of anatomy, the principles relating to the safe conduct of general and regional anaesthesia in children and adult patients, the specific anaesthetic techniques, and the changes that have occurred in ophthalmic anaesthesia over the last decades. It combines internationally known and respected clinicians from the United Kingdom, Europe, Singapore, the United States of America and other parts of the world who have influenced the field of ophthalmic anaesthesia.

This book will be of interest to trainee as well as established ophthalmic anaesthetists and ophthalmologists, anaesthetic nurses and those who are involved in the care of ophthalmic patients all over the world. Presented in the Oxford Specialist Handbook series, it offers practical advice as well as background information in a convenient pocket-sized title.

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Reviewer: Martin H Dauber, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: Part of the Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Anaesthesia series, this pocket-sized book covers many areas of ophthalmic anatomy and physiology and their anesthetic implications.
Purpose: It is intended to provide basic, yet detailed, knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology relevant to the anesthetic care of eye patients under many circumstances. Experience with eye procedures is an important aspect of the practice of anesthesia in general. This book succinctly provides, in an easy to read and carry format, that knowledge.
Audience: This book is written not only for anesthesia providers, but also for ophthalmologists and anesthesia nurses involved in the care of eye patients. An international group of chapter authors, including some with outstanding credentials, has been assembled to provide a broad perspective of the subject.
Features: Initial chapters cover basic ocular anatomy and physiology. These excellent chapters have extensive and clear illustrations that contribute a great deal to the high quality of this introduction. Basic anesthesia principles of pharmacology and local/regional blocks are then detailed, with attention to situational application. Specific ophthalmic subjects, including pediatric, trauma, oculoplastic, vitreoretinal, strabismus, and glaucoma surgery, are presented. The book concludes with a discussion of complications and a look into the future of the field.
Assessment: Though anesthesiologists are less involved with ophthalmologists as their services are unnecessary for routine phacoemulsification, knowledge in the field of ophthalmic anesthesia is important for practitioners. This book fulfills this need. This convenient handbook can easily be covered, carried, and mastered during trainees' short rotations on the ophthalmic anesthesia service, and it can serve as a quick reference for others caring for eye patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199591398
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
3.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Professor Chandra Kumar is a Consultant Anaesthetist based at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK. His interests include ophthalmic, regional, elderly and colorectal anaesthesia. He has edited five textbooks and published widely in peer review journals in all aspects of anaesthesia. He has lectured and conducted master classes on ophthalmic regional anaesthesia in all the continents and prestigious organisations such as World Congress of Anaesthesiology, World Congress of Regional Anaesthesia, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland and many others. He founded the British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society (BOAS) and is its current President and International President, Third World Congress of Ophthalmic Anaesthesia (Turkey). He is also examiner for the Final FFARCSI examinations for The College of Anaesthetists, Dublin.

Professor Chris Dodds is a consultant anaesthetist and professor of anaesthesia based the James Cook University Hospital. He is a former vice president of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a former president of the British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia society.

Dr. Steven Gayer is Professor of both Anesthesiology and Ophthalmology at the University of Miami School of Medicine's renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is former president of the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society and is the author of the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Refresher Course on orbital anaesthesia. In addition to his numerous papers and editorials in the field, he has lectured, chaired meetings, conducted expert panels, and held workshops on ophthalmic anaesthesia throughout the world.

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