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September 1999

Atlas of Retinal and Vitreous Surgery

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by Travis A. Meredith, MD, and Nadine Sokol, 256 pp, with 496 illus, $175, ISBN 0-8151-2834-7, St Louis, Mo, Mosby–Year Book Inc, 1999.


Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(9):1267. doi:

This 240-page atlas is organized into 13 chapters that cover the spectrum of vitreoretinal disorders requiring surgical intervention. Beginning with a thorough description and illustration of appropriate surgical anatomy, the atlas leads the reader from basic scleral buckling and vitrectomy techniques to a problem-oriented approach for managing various vitreoretinal disorders and surgical complications. The fourth chapter outlines management techniques for retained lens material and dislocated intraocular lenses. Macular hole repair is outlined in the next chapter, which also provides an excellent step-by-step description of the process for surgical choroidal new vessel membrane removal. The separation of diabetic vitrectomy into segments, with the presentation of several alternatives for the removal of preretinal fibrotic membranes, is particularly useful. Similarly, the complicated procedures required in proliferative vitreoretinopathy management (anterior and posterior) are described very well in a step-by-step fashion. In the chapter on giant retinal tears, an important subsection is included on the management of slippage. Following this is a chapter discussing the surgical management of suprachoroidal hemorrhage, retinopathy of prematurity, and endophthalmitis. The latter 2 subjects are supplemented with appendices that include the retinopathy of prematurity grading system, and the dosages of intraocular medications for injection. Complications of pars plana vitrectomy are addressed in chapter 11. Trauma and intraocular tumor management round out the atlas.

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