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Cornea and Refractive Atlas of Clinical Wisdom

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Cornea and Refractive Atlas of Clinical Wisdomis a collection of experiences by multiple leaders in the field of corneal and refractive surgery. This one of a kind book opens the window to these observations, many of which have never been published before. Now, you too, can have information that has only been passed along in the confines of clinics and lecture halls of ophthalmology top leaders.Cornea and Refractive Atlas of Clinical Wisdom, edited by Dr. Samir A. Melki, gathers unique observations that over 55 experienced eye surgeons have learned in their daily treatment of patients. It is a condensed summary of diagnostic pearls acquired through the years from personal experience or from interactions with other colleagues and is mainly oriented toward diagnosis and medical management rather than surgery. Full color images are used to reinforce the presented information gathered within this invaluable book.Features Include:bull; Practical tips opposed to the theoretical aspects of the disease bull; Diagnostic and medical treatment and surgical pearls bull; Anecdotal experience that has been proven correct over the years vs. the type of information that is awaited for from a large clinical trial bull; Full color imagesTopics Include:bull; Diagnostic techniques of the cornea and anterior segment bull; Infectious diseases of the cornea bull; Inflammatory disorders of the cornea and ocular surface bull; Dystrophic corneal disease and corneal transplantation bull; Refractive surgery complications and their managementAll ophthalmologists, regardless of level of experience, will have an interest in the authorrs"s unique observations gathered insideCornea and Refractive Atlas of Clinical Wisdom.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Dedication Acknowledgments About the Editors Contributing Authors Preface Foreword by Joan W. Miller, MD Section I Imaging and Diagnostics Chapter 1 Intraocular Lens Power Calculation Kenneth J. Hoffer, MD, FACS Chapter 2 Corneal Topography Isaac W. Porter, MD and Dimitri T. Azar, MD Section II Ocular Surface Disorders Chapter 3 Dry Eye Syndrome and Lid Margin Disease Gary N. Foulks, MD, FACS Chapter 4 Recurrent Erosion Syndrome Peter R. Laibson, MD Chapter 5 Persistent Corneal Epithelial Defects Kenneth R. Kenyon, MD Chapter 6 Pterygium: Medical and Surgical Management Kenneth R. Kenyon, MD and Mark A. Fava, MD, FRCSC Chapter 7 Ocular Chemical Injury Kenneth R. Kenyon, MD and Michael D. Wagoner, MD, PhD Section III Infectious Diseases Chapter 8 Ocular Herpes Simplex Deborah Pavan-Langston, MD, FACS Chapter 9 Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Deborah Pavan-Langston, MD, FACS Chapter 10 Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis James Chodosh, MD, MPH Chapter 11 Bacterial Keratitis Mark Krakauer, MD, MPhil and Dimitri T. Azar, MD Chapter 12 Fungal Keratitis Elmer Y. Tu, MD Chapter 13 Acanthamoeba Keratitis Elmer Y. Tu, MD Chapter 14 Staphylococcal Marginal Keratitis Peter R. Laibson, MD Section IV Inflammatory Diseases Chapter 15 Episcleritis Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH Chapter 16 Scleritis C. Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR and Sana S. Siddique, MD Chapter 17 Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis C. Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR and Luis Alonso Gonzalez-Gonzalez, MD Chapter 18 Stevens-Johnson Syndrome C. Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR and Laura Amorese, MD Chapter 19 Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid C. Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR and Ribhi Hazin, MD Chapter 20 Steroid Use in Corneal Disease Claes H. Dohlman, MD, PhD and Simon Wu, MD Section V Neoplasia and Epithelial Downgrowth Chapter 21 Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia James Chodosh, MD, MPH Chapter 22 Melanocytic Lesions of the Ocular Surface Carol L. Shields, MD Chapter 23 Epithelial Downgrowth Claes H. Dohlman, MD, PhD; Mark A. Fava, MD, FRCSC; and Daniel Cherfan, BSc(Hon), MA/MS Section VI Dystrophies and Degenerations Chapter 24 Keratoconus Mark J. Mannis, MD, FACS and Jennifer Y. Li, MD Chapter 25 Fuchs\u2019 Dystrophy and Bullous Keratopathy Mark S. Gorovoy, MD Chapter 26 Stromal Dystrophies Jessica Jer-Heng Wong, MD and Dimitri T. Azar, MD Chapter 27 Corneal Transplant Rejection Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH Section VII Refractive Surgery Chapter 28 Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis Samir A. Melki, MD, PhD and Mark A. Fava, MD, FRCSC Chapter 29 Epithelial Ingrowth After LASIK Samir A. Melki, MD, PhD and Mark A. Fava, MD, FRCSC Chapter 30 Corneal Ectasia After LASIK Roger F. Steinert, MD Chapter 31 LASIK Flap Folds Roger F. Steinert, MD Chapter 32 Corneal Scarring and Refractive Surgery Samir A. Melki, MD, PhD; Daniel Cherfan, BSc(Hon), MA/MS; and John Mauro, DO Financial Disclosures Index

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