- Clearly describes the essential techniques employed in corneal surgery
- Focuses especially on the different forms of corneal transplantation and use of the Excimer laser
- Adopts a didactic multimedia approach, with inclusion of a high-quality DVD
This book is an informative and comprehensive guide to the essential techniques currently employed in corneal surgery. It focuses in particular on two principal areas: the treatment of corneal disorders by means of different forms of corneal transplantation and use of the Excimer laser to treat refractive sight defects.
In order to facilitate learning and later deployment of the techniques, a multimedia approach is used. All steps are described briefly and clearly within the book, and can then be observed in greater detail on the accompanying high-quality DVD. A further unique feature is the inclusion of a chapter devoted to wetlab training, which presents practical preparatory exercises that can be performed by the surgeon, in some cases at home.
This book will be of particular value as a handy reference for ophthalmologists who are just embarking upon their surgical training. However, it will also be informative for trained eye surgeons, who will be able to compare their own practice with the presented procedures and to assimilate the latest techniques.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Corneal Surgery - DSAEK - Keratoplasty - LASIK - Refractive Laser Surgery
Related subjects » Ophthalmology
Table of Contents
Part I Introduction:
Part II Ocular Surface and Reconstructive Surgery:
Part III Corneal Transplantation:
Indications and Techniques.
Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK).
Posterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DSAEK).
Part IV Refractive Corneal Surgery.
Incisional Corneal Surgery.
Excimer Laser Surgery (LASIK).
Part V Wetlab.
Authors & Editors
Bruno Zuberbuhler is a consultant corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon and head of the cataract services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, United Kingdom.
Stephen Tuft is a consultant corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon and director of the external eye disease services at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
David Gartry is a consultant corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon and director of the refractive service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
David Spokes is a specialty registrar with an interest in anterior segment in the Yorkshire and Humberside Deanery, United Kingdom.