The content, comprised from leading ophthalmic surgeons, is structured into systematically divided sections such as phaco surgery, microincision cataract surgery, challenging cases, and complications. It allows for quick reference, without having to search through voluminous books. Each image is supplemented with concise, informative text that helps further explain the techniques.
In addition, video instruction is offered through a companion website, with each book purchase. Using the same approach as the book, the website presents videos that match each technique or step in cataract surgery.
Just a few of the procedures explained:
• Vertical chopping
• Biaxial microincisional cataract surgery
• Posterior polar cataract
• Iris hooks in small pupil phaco
• Subluxated cataracts
• Torn rhexis
• Glued IOL implantation
• Intraocular lens implantation
With a combination of matching photos and illustrations alongside brief text and companion website, Illustrative Guide to Cataract Surgery stands apart from traditional books.
About the Editor and Associate Editor
Section I Phaco Surgery
Chapter 1 Incision, Rhexis, and Hydrodissection
Chapter 2 Divide and Conquer
Chapter 3 Stop and Chop Phacoemulsification
Chapter 4 Tilt and Tumble Technique of Nucleus Removal
Chapter 5 Horizontal Chopping
Chapter 6 Vertical Chopping
Chapter 7 Cortical Aspiration Techniques and Difficulties
Chapter 8 Intraocular Lens Implantation
Section II Microincision Cataract Surgery
Chapter 9 Coaxial Microincision Cataract Surgery
Chapter 10 Biaxial Microincision Cataract Surgery
Section III Challenging Cases
Chapter 11 Phaco in Mature Cataracts
Chapter 12 Iris Hooks in Small Pupil Phaco
Chapter 13 Use of Malyugin Ring for Small Pupil Phacoemulsification
Chapter 14 Phacoemulsification in Posterior Polar Cataracts
Chapter 15 Subluxated Cataracts
Section IV Complications
Chapter 16 Torn Rhexis
Chapter 17 Management of Iridodialysis
Chapter 18 Posterior Capsular Rupture
- Nicholas N. Volpe, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Doody’s Review Service
About the Editors
He was also the first surgeon to implant a new mirror telescopic IOL (LMI) for patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration. He has been the first in the world to implant a glued IOL. In this procedure, a PC IOL is fixed in an eye without any capsules, using fibrin glue. He also modified the Malyugin ring for small pupil cataract surgery, known as the Agarwal modification of the Malyugin ring for miotic pupil cataract surgeries with posterior capsular defects. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital has performed a first-time anterior segment transplantation in a 4-month-old child with anterior staphyloma. The turnaround technique for intrastromal ring segments being managed if passed through a false channel creation has also been started in Dr. Agarwal’s eye hospital.
Prof. Agarwal has received many awards for his work in ophthalmology, the most significant being the Casebeer award, Barraquer award, and the Kelman award. He is the President-elect of the ISRS/AAO and the Chair of the ISRS-AAO Multimedia Library Editorial Board. His videos have won many awards at the film festivals of ASCRS, AAO, and ESCRS. He has written more than 50 books which have been published in English, Spanish, and Polish. He also trains doctors from all over the world in his center on phaco, bimanual phaco, LASIK, and retina. He heads Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals, which has 40 locations. He is also a Professor of Ophthalmology at Ramachandra Medical College in Chennai, India. He can be contacted through SLACK Incorporated at bookspublishing@ slackinc.com.
Dr. Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB, MNAMS is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist in Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Chennai, India. She has won many international awards for video films and challenging cases at prestigious international conferences in the United States, as well as the Special Gold Medal of the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society (IIRSI). She is a noted speaker and has been invited to conduct courses and deliver lectures in numerous national and international conferences. She has special interest in cutting-edge surgical techniques for cataract, cornea, glaucoma, and refractive surgery, including intrastromal ring segments, ocular surface reconstruction, subluxated cataracts, new refractive solutions, and so on.
Dr. Jacob was the first to bring out the concept of anterior segment transplantation. In this procedure the cornea, sclera, and an artifical iris, pupil, and IOL are transplanted enbloc in patients with anterior staphyloma. She also devised a new technique in the surgery of ptosis where the sling surgery can be done with primarily a one-stab incision rather than three, thus improving the postoperative cosmetic appearance of the patient. She has devised 2 new techniques: the Turnaround technique and the Double Pass Turnaround technique for successful completion of femtosecond laser-assisted Intacs implantation in eyes with false channel dissection for both symmetric and asymmetric Intacs segments. She has also described a new technique of relaxing descemetotomy for taut Descemet’s membrane detachment in the cornea, and has proposed a new classification system and treatment algorithm for Descemet’s membrane detachments.
She has authored many articles and numerous chapters in 27 textbooks by international and national publishers, and is also the editor for 9 textbooks in ophthalmology. She is on the senior faculty for the DNB (Diplomate of National Board) postgraduate training program and phacoemulsification and LASIK training program for overseas doctors. She is on the editorial boards of the ISRS/AAO Multimedia Library and of the Ocular Surgery News–Asia Pacific Edition, and is also an executive committee member of the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society. Her life and work has been featured on the cover page of Ocular Surgery News in the article titled Ophthalmic Innovator Balances Love of Surgery, Research and Teaching.She can be contacted through SLACK Incorporated at firstname.lastname@example.org.