This clinically oriented book provides a complete overview of Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) Retinal Detachment, a difficult surgical challenge faced by ophthalmologists. Small gauge vitrectomy offers new possibilities to tackle this difficult pathology however this surgical approach may differ from one retinal surgeon to the next. To reflect the various approaches to treating PVR, the book is divided up in three parts. In the first part the authors describe the complete variety of surgical techniques applied to PVR detachment. In the second section, well-known international surgeons from Europe to Asia describe their personal surgical approach for PVR detachment and demonstrate their surgery in videos. In the third part, a large variety of retinal surgeons show case reports of PVR retinal detachment to give a complete overview of dealing with this complex retinal disorder.
Ulrich Spandau, MD, PhD studied medicine at the University of Wurzburg in Germany before completing residencies in the Departments of Ophthalmology at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Mannheim-Heidelberg. He undertook further surgical training at the Eye Clinic, Koblenz and became an accredited specialist in ophthalmology in 2003. In 2004 Dr. Spandau was appointed Oberarzt (consultant) in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Mannheim-Heidelberg, and he subsequently became Vice Director of the department. He completed his PhD and received his venia legendi in 2005. In 2008 Dr. Spandau became Consultant and Head of Surgery at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Uppsala, Sweden. He has been an associate professor since 2013. He has published 52 in indexed, peer-reviewed journals and is co-editor of several previous Springer books, including Practical Handbook for Small-Gauge Vitrectomy.
Zoran Tomic, MD, completed his master degree in Novi Sad from 1982-1994 before completing a fellowship in Vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Rotterdam. Since 1995 Dr Tomic has held the position of consultant at the University Clinic in Uppsala, Sweden, and as Chief Vitreoretinal surgeon since 2000. His professional associations include the Association of Ophthalmologists Serbia, SLD, Swedish Society of Ophthalmology, The Nordic Vitreoretinal Society, European Vitreoretinal Society, Euretina and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Diego Ruiz-Casas, MD, PhD completed his undergraduate studies at University of Zaragoza. He received his PhD in Medicine and Surgery with honors at University of Alcala de Henares. After his residency at Ramon y Cajal university Hospital, he underwent further training in vitreoretinal surgery at several international eye clinics. Currently, he works as retina consultant at the Ophthalmology Service at Ramon y Cajal university Hospital, Madrid, and is also active as private consultant. His surgical expertise is retinal detachmnet, macular surgery, diabetic retinopathy, ocular trauma, phacoemulsification, and anterior segment reconstruction.
Part I: Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Our surgical way.- Part II: Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). An international approach.- Part III: Case reports.