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Book and Software Review
January 2004

Glaucoma Surgery

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by S. Fabián Lerner, MD, and Richard K. Parrish II, MD, 192pp, with illus, $125, ISBN 0-7817-3732-X, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams& Wilkins, 2003.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122(1):134-135. doi:10.1001/archopht.122.1.134-b

S. Fabián Lerner, MD, and Richard K. Parrish II, MD, are well-respectedglaucoma surgeons who have written what could be described as an algorithmicbook on glaucoma surgery. In offering step-by-step, rule-based guidance forperforming surgery on patients with glaucoma, it appears to be geared forthe beginning ophthalmic surgeon. In addition, the illustrations by HaroldoRuquet are excellent and very informative. The book is a great resource forreaders who are interested in trabeculectomy; 6 of 15 chapters focus on trabeculectomyand the associated complications and wound-healing modifications. Other surgicalprocedures included in the book are goniotomy, standard and modified trabeculotomy,surgical iridectomy, combined cataract and trabeculectomy procedures, drainagedevice implantation, laser peripheral iridotomy, laser trabeculoplasty andiridoplasty, and cyclodestructive procedures. There also is a chapter on small-incisiontrabeculectomy; however, nonpenetrating glaucoma procedures are not covered.

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