Ophthalmic Surgery: Principles and Practice

Ophthalmic Surgery: Principles and Practice

by George L. Spaeth, Helen Danesh-Meyer, Ivan Goldberg, Anselm Kampik
     
 

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Ophthalmic Surgery, edited by Drs. George Spaeth, Helen Danesh-Meyer, Ivan Goldberg, and Anselm Kampik, provides the detailed, full-color, step-by-step guidance you need to master essential ophthalmic surgery procedures. The international team of expert editors and contributors present coverage of the latest surgical developments and video demonstrations of key

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Ophthalmic Surgery, edited by Drs. George Spaeth, Helen Danesh-Meyer, Ivan Goldberg, and Anselm Kampik, provides the detailed, full-color, step-by-step guidance you need to master essential ophthalmic surgery procedures. The international team of expert editors and contributors present coverage of the latest surgical developments and video demonstrations of key techniques across subspecialties, including cataract, cornea, refractive, glaucoma, oculoplastic, extra-ocular muscle, vitreoretinal, and ocular tumor procedures. What’s more, the fully searchable text, procedural videos, and a downloadable image gallery are all online at www.expertconsult.com, making this multimedia resource the key to performing confidently in the operating room.

  • Refer to the most important steps in each procedure quickly and easily with an appendix of step-by-step hand notes.
  • Perform a wide variety of procedures with confidence using the focused coverage that pinpoints essential information and avoids extraneous details.
  • Get comprehensive coverage across key subspecialties-oculoplastic, strabismus, cornea, refractive, cataract, glaucoma, ocular tumors, and vitreoretinal-and master the basics for every common procedure.
  • Access the fully searchable contents online at www.expertconsult.com, along with procedural videos and a downloadable image gallery.
  • Apply the latest advances in laser surgery that have become standard practice with the new section on refractive surgery.
  • Master key techniques thanks to more than four hours of narrated online videos that demonstrate procedures across eight subspecialties.
  • Gain a more nuanced visual understanding through a new full-color art program with over 800 illustrations, updated and revised drawings, color images, and step-by-step illustrated procedures.
  • Tap into the expertise of leading authorities in the field with a brand new editorial team from North America, Europe, and Australasia, as well as international contributors who provide global perspectives across all subspecialties in ophthalmic surgery.

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3 Stars from Doody
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Reviewer: Michael Rizen, M.D., Ph.D.(Johns Hopkins Hospital)
Description: This book presents a core body of information that can serve as the basis for future learning by all ophthalmic surgeons. It covers the major surgical categories and includes discussions of preoperative care, surgical technique, and postoperative management for each procedure. This third edition is a revision and update of the second edition, which was published in 1990.
Purpose: According to the author, the book is intended to provide a core of information to the comprehensive ophthalmologist and the subspecialist. The goal is to provide what needs to be known rather than everything that is known about a given topic. Given the vast amount of available information about ophthalmic surgery, a book such as this, which extracts the most useful and clinically relevant material, is indeed valuable.
Audience: The book is written for both the comprehensive ophthalmologist and the subspecialist. However, it could just as easily serve as a reference for the ophthalmologist in training. The author is a respected glaucoma expert from the Wills Eye Hospital and is indeed a credible authority on matters pertaining to ophthalmic surgery.
Features: All of the major surgical areas are covered, including orbital/plastic, strabismus, cornea/refractive, cataract, glaucoma, and vitreoretinal. Within each category, the major procedures are covered in detail, with diagrams and photographs where appropriate. Special attention is given to updates or modernization of older procedures (e.g., the trend toward clear corneal cataract surgery and away from planned extracapsular procedures). Glaucoma is particularly well covered, with detailed discussions on the indications for surgery, the choice of surgery for the individual patient, and postoperative management, including suture release or lysis. Trauma and repair of traumatic injuries are less well covered and this chapter could use some enhancement.
Assessment: This is a concise yet complete compilation of the major surgical procedures to be mastered by all ophthalmic surgeons. It is sufficiently detailed to provide a working knowledge of the various procedures, yet not so detailed that it is cumbersome or difficult to read. It incorporates the latest surgical technologies and innovations and therefore represents a significant update since the publication of the prior edition nearly 13 years ago. Experienced surgeons will find it a useful review of both established and cutting-edge techniques, while surgeons-in-training will find it a useful reference and starting point on which to build their surgical knowledge base.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455712335
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
696
File size:
32 MB
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