Authors: Samir A. Melki, Mark A. Fava
ISBN: 9781556428678 / 1556428677
©2011 | 1st Edition | 272 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: Mar-11
Price: US$ 139.95
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:
1. Imaging and diagnostics:
– IOL Power, corneal topography
2. Surface disorders:
– Ocular chemical injury, dry eye syndrome
3. Infectious disease:
– Fungal keratitis, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis
4. Inflammatory Diseases:
– Scleritis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome
5. Neoplasia and epithelial downgrowth:
– Melanocytic lesions of the ocular surface
6. Dystrophies and degeneration:
– Keratoconus, corneal transplant rejection
7. Refractive Surgery:
– 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.
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.
Filed under: Highlights, Ophthalmology Tagged: | clinical, Cornea, corneal ectasia after LASIK, corneal topography, dry eye syndrome, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, Fungal keratitis, IOL Power, LASIK flap folds, Melanocytic lesions of the ocular surface, Ocular chemical injury, Scleritis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome