Cornea and Refractive Atlas of Clinical Wisdom
Cornea and Refractive Atlas of Clinical Wisdom, edited by Dr. Samir A. Melki and Dr. Mark A. Fava, gathers unique observations that experienced eye surgeons have learned in their daily treatment of patients. Each chapter begins with a detailed description of the condition from diagnosis to symptoms to complications to eventual treatment methods.
- Practical tips, as opposed to the theoretical aspects of the disease.
- Diagnostic and medical management of the disease.
- Anecdotal experience that has been proven correct over the years vs. the type of information that is awaited for from a large clinical trial.
- Full color images reinforce the information presented in the book.
Cornea and Refractive Atlas of Clinical Wisdom also includes a condensed summary of diagnostic pearls acquired through the years from personal experience with a focus on diagnosis and medical management.
Some Topics Include:
- IOL Power, corneal topography
- Ocular surface disorders:
- Ocular chemical injury, dry eye syndrome
- Fungal keratitis, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis
- Scleritis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Neoplasia and epithelial downgrowth:
- Melanocytic lesions of the ocular surface
- Dystrophies and degeneration:
- Keratoconus, corneal transplant rejection
- LASIK flap folds, corneal ectasia after LASIK
All ophthalmologists, regardless of level of experience, will have an interest in the clinical diagnosis and medical management information gathered inside the pages of Cornea and Refractive Atlas of Clinical Wisdom.
About the Editors
Foreword by Joan W. Miller, MD
Section I Imaging and Diagnostics
Chapter 1 Intraocular Lens Power Calculation
Chapter 2 Corneal Topography
Section II Ocular Surface Disorders
Chapter 3 Dry Eye Syndrome and Lid Margin Disease
Chapter 4 Recurrent Erosion Syndrome
Chapter 5 Persistent Corneal Epithelial Defects
Chapter 6 Pterygium: Medical and Surgical Management
Chapter 7 Ocular Chemical Injury
Section III Infectious Diseases
Chapter 8 Ocular Herpes Simplex
Chapter 9 Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
Chapter 10 Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis
Chapter 11 Bacterial Keratitis
Chapter 12 Fungal Keratitis
Chapter 13 Acanthamoeba Keratitis
Chapter 14 Staphylococcal Marginal Keratitis
Section IV Inflammatory Diseases
Chapter 15 Episcleritis
Chapter 16 Scleritis
Chapter 17 Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis
Chapter 18 Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Chapter 19 Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
Chapter 20 Steroid Use in Corneal Disease
Section V Neoplasia and Epithelial Downgrowth
Chapter 21 Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia
Chapter 22 Melanocytic Lesions of the Ocular Surface
Chapter 23 Epithelial Downgrowth
Section VI Dystrophies and Degenerations
Chapter 24 Keratoconus
Chapter 25 Fuchs' Dystrophy and Bullous Keratopathy
Chapter 26 Stromal Dystrophies
Chapter 27 Corneal Transplant Rejection
Section VII Refractive Surgery
Chapter 28 Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis
Chapter 29 Epithelial Ingrowth After LASIK
Chapter 30 Corneal Ectasia After LASIK
Chapter 31 LASIK Flap Folds
Chapter 32 Corneal Scarring and Refractive Surgery
“Overall, this book is well-structured and easy to digest. The accompanying illustrations are of good standard, as expected in an ‘atlas’. The editors have done well in gathering all the authors to share their experience collected over years of clinical practice. This book will be extremely useful for trainees, general ophthalmologists and even experienced corneal and refractive surgeons as a textbook or quick reference guide for practical tips on management.”
-Adrian Tey & Stephanie B. Kaye, Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
About the Editors
Samir A. Melki, MD, PhD, is the founder and medical director of the Boston Eye Group. He is an attending physician on the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He teaches at Harvard Medical School where he holds a title of assistant clinical professor. Dr. Melki obtained his BSc from the American University of Beirut followed by an MD, PhD degree from Vanderbilt University. He completed his residency at Georgetown University and additional fellowship training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Melki’s special interest lies in refractive and corneal surgery. His daily practice encompasses clinical duties, teaching, and research. Dr. Melki is also the ophthalmology medical director for the UK Specialist Hospitals, providing high volume cataract surgery for National Health Service patients in the United Kingdom.
Mark A. Fava, MD, FRCSC, began his interest in the visual sciences conducting research under the direction of Professor Kathryn Murphy, PhD, of the Visual Neuroscience Laboratory at McMaster University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science. He then went on to complete his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario. After completing
his ophthalmology training at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Dr. Fava was awarded the E. A. Baker Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness Fellowship through the Canadian National Institute for the Blind to pursue training in cornea, refractive surgery, and external disease under the supervision of Dr. Melki, founder of the Boston Eye Group. During his fellowship, Dr. Fava acted as an assistant in ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and associate staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Fava is currently practicing at the Boston Eye Group and as an attending surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where his main focus of practice is corneal, anterior segment, and refractive surgery.