Dr. Kreissig has spent a lifetime refining and teaching the minimalized approach to repairing retinal detachments. In this book, you will get the benefit of her experience -- in an easily accessible, pocket-sized handbook that fits into your lab coat and is also ideal for bedside or office consultation. The book is the first hands-on guide to the art of buckling, i.e., applying a minimum of buckling without vitrectomy for retinal reattachment. The text is excellently illustrated and written in a dialogue style. From completing the preoperative exam to making the diagnosis and choosing the surgical technique, this book provides the facts and guidelines to successfully perform minimal extraocular surgery. It includes instructions on finding the retinal break in phakic, aphakic and pseudophakic detachments the four rules to find the primary break are presented on the back cover for immediate access.
Ophthalmologists, fellows in retinal and vitreous surgery, students and residents will find this information-packed manual essential for diagnosing and repairing retinal detachments.Superbly illustrated text..line drawings abound to punctuate the text, which is short and well written..the author has 3 years of experience with retinal surgery and gives excellent clues on how to find retinal breaks according to the presentation of retinal ballooning elevation on examination..I certainly recommend this book. --Canadian Journal of OphthalmologyAn excellent discussion and guide to the use of the balloon buckling procedure...will help medical students and residents understand the pathophysiology of retinal detachments...recommended to anyone who has an interest in understanding this surgical technique. --Ophthalmic PracticeConcise, pocket-sized handboooks...written in a conversational style...easy-to-use, while the clinician is actually examining the patient...should benefit any general ophthalmologist and resident. --Journal of the American Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology