Vitreoretinal Surgery

An Interactive Multimedia Atlas for Ophthalmology Trainees

    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Publisher Description

Modern retinal surgery has transformed the outcome for many previously blinding eye conditions. The surgical techniques used are complex and difficult to learn. Technical errors during surgery may have catastrophic consequences for the patient. This book uses modern educational techniques and interactive multimedia to demonstrate the correct surgical techniques as well as highlighting potential difficulties and pitfalls. The author is a senior vitreoretinal surgeon and Director of Education at the largest eye hospital in Europe and has many years of experience supervising and teaching ophthalmology residents how to operate safely and effectively.

RELEASED
2014
18 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
449
Pages
PUBLISHER
Eyelearning Ltd.
SIZE
635.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Janosos ,

Best textbook I ever read

Truly, this is the best textbook I have ever read in my medical career to date. It makes an unprecedented use of modern technology with “just a click” references within the book and to PubMed, a huge amount of amazing high quality pictures, diagrams and most importantly videos. Being the visual type of learner, this appeals a lot to me and given that our speciality is one if not the most imaging-based, this is a much-needed mode of presentation. In addition to this what I would call “revolutional" presentation mode (I have not seen it anywhere else so far), the author has the rare gift of explaining complex things in a way that is very easy to grasp. He makes a lot of analogies and often attempts to explain things by the simple laws of physics. An example is the wonderful analogy to explain myopic foveoschisis (p288):

“Myopic foveoschisis is a fascinating condition which (... ) is caused by tangential traction on the surface of the retina. Whenever tangential traction occurs between two points on a curved surface the resulting forces can be resolved into 2 vectors, one parallel to and one perpendicular to the surface. The perpendicular component increases as the radius of the curved surface decreases. For a simple illustration consider what happens when one puts on a pair of surgical gloves and slightly clenches one’s fist. The rubber on the back of the hand (which is convex) is forced against the skin by the elasticity of the glove while the rubber on the other side is forced away from the palm. These forces are increased if one puts on a tighter pair of gloves (increasing the traction) or makes a tighter fist (reducing the radius of curvature).”

In summary, I cannot recommend this e-book highly enough. As expected with a first edition there is the odd spelling error, which adds just another reason to keep this wonderful work updated. That it comes at no costs at all feels almost like a pain because it offers so much more than conventional books in the field that come at a high price. I will therefore definitely follow Professor Sullivan's suggestion and donate to the Moorfields Eye Charity.

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