Vitreoretinal Surgery: Strategies and Tactics

Vitreoretinal Surgery: Strategies and Tactics

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This book is exceptional in explaining not only when and how but also why vitrectomy is performed a€“ an additional focus that will help trainee surgeons to develop their own critical thinking. Uniquely, the booka€™s first part describes a€œthe life of the vitreoretinal surgeona€ to help residents decide whether the field is indeed suitable for them, and if yes, how they can chart their own course in the absence of a formal fellowship program. The second and third parts discuss the fundamentals in VR surgery, such as the general philosophy underlying vitrectomy, equipment, examination, timing, anesthesia, the surgeona€™s posture, and the organization of the operating room. The final two parts are dedicated to surgical strategy and tissue tactics, reviewing the principles of surgical maneuvers and the practical sides of diagnosis-specific issues. An appendix is also included, which offers additional guideposts for the aspiring trainee surgeon, including a description of how an ideal mentor should act in surgery. The book is written in an easy-to-follow format with bullet points and text boxes, and has well over 250 color images and line drawings as well as over 60 tables.While such books have obvious merit, Vitreoretinal Surgery: Strategies and Tactics is different. ... 2They do not necessarily compete with electronic versions either, as this book proves. ... A hybrid between a printed and an online book is one available on an electronic reader (iPad, Kindle), which is easy to carry around. ... the true (a€œoil-freea€) anatomy of the retina in order to address all abnormalities and because with the silicone oil freshly implanted, the a€œ emulsification clocka€ is reset.

Title:Vitreoretinal Surgery: Strategies and Tactics
Author:Ferenc Kuhn
Publisher:Springer - 2015-10-15


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