First book covering surgical aspects of ocular inflammatory disease
Step-by-step guide on all relevant surgical procedures and management of intraoperative complications
Written by internationally renowned experts
Accompanied by DVD with video-clips of surgical procedures
Ocular inflammation presents a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. Inflammatory
activity can often be managed by drug therapy. However, inadequate medical therapy
may permit the development of various complications in the eye that cannot be
sufficiently treated pharmacologically. Whereas drug management demands an interdisciplinary
approach with well-trained specialists, surgical treatment of ocular complications
due to inflammation requires an experienced surgeon.
This book offers evidence-based information and a step-by-step guide on all relevant surgical procedures, which is otherwise rare to find.
Internationally renowned experts in the field provide answers to questions such as:
What is the spectrum of clinical manifestations of inflammatory complications?
When is medical therapy no longer helpful?
What are the absolute, relative indications, and contraindications for defined surgical procedures in this field?
What are the preferred surgical instruments and machines for these procedures?
How can postoperative complications be avoided?
How can drugs support the success of a surgical procedure?
An accompanying DVD describes every step of the classic surgical procedures, the management of intraoperative complications, and special situations.
Ophthalmologists, especially advances ophthalmic surgeons
- Surgical Procedures
Table of contents
Introduction.- Surgical Treatment of Uveitis: Invasive Drug Delivery: Intraocular corticosteroids, injectable.- Intraocular corticosteroids, implantable.- Non-corticosteroid intraocular drug therapy.- Surgery to Modify Uveitic Activity: Therapeutic Vitrectomy.- Cryotherapy and laser for intermediate uveitis.- Surgical Treatment of Uveitic Complications - Anterior Segment: Cornea: Superficial Corneal Opacities.- Diffuse Corneal Opacities.- Lens: Selection of technique and perioperative medical management.- Pars plana lensectomy, including refractive correction.- Extracapsular extraction by phacoemulsification.- Selection of IOL: materials, contraindications, secondary implants.- Management of posterior synechiae, iridocorneal adhesions, iridectomy.- Postoperative complications: IOL deposits, dislocations, post synech, capsular opacification, vitreous opacification.- Lens extraction in childhood uveitis.- Glaucoma: Pupillary block, iris bombe.- Angle closure glaucoma.- Open angle glaucoma, including steroid responders.- Cyclodestructive procedures.- Posterior Segment: Vitreous opacification.- Macula.- Retinal vasculitis with occlusion, NV, or traction.- Retinal detachment.- Diagnostic Surgical Procedures: Anterior chamber paracentesis.- Anterior segment biopsy (cornea, iris, sclera).- Vitrectomy.- Retinochoroidal biopsy