The Pocket Guide to Vitreoretinal Surgery

Jason N. Crosson, MD
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Book Description

Are you a medical student, resident, or fellow trying to absorb as much information on the basics of retina surgery as efficiently as possible? Are you a general ophthalmologist who needs a quick refresher on a complex procedure? Reach into your lab coat pocket and pull out The Pocket Guide to Vitreoretinal Surgery, for easy access to the essential information you need right now.

Dr. Jason N. Crosson and colleagues have designed this book as the ultimate quick-read manual on retina surgery, using a conversational tone that allows readers to retain information in the most effective manner. Medical students, residents, and fellows will be delighted to use this accessible, high-yield handbook during their rotations to familiarize themselves with the “nuts and bolts” of retina surgery, while general ophthalmologists will be glad to have it as a quick reference guide to current best practices.

Each chapter in The Pocket Guide to Vitreoretinal Surgery is arranged in short, easy to read sections, and is accompanied by numerous color photographs to aid in recognition and retention.

Among the topics covered:

  • Preoperative preparations
  • Basics of vitrectomy
  • Retinal detachment surgery
  • Macular surgery (Peeling 101)
  • Diabetic vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy for endophthalmitis
  • Intraocular lens cases
  • Ocular trauma

Eye care providers at all skill levels will benefit from the high-yield, quick-access information contained within The Pocket Guide to Vitreoretinal Surgery, whether they are preparing for their first surgeries or are longtime physicians.

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About the Author
Contributing Authors
Foreword by Gaurav Shah, MD

Chapter 1 Setting Up for Vitrectomy: How to
Get Started
Preoperative Examination and Clearance
Positioning the Head
Betadine Prep
Lash Control
Lid Speculum Choice
Lubricating the Cornea
Microscope Workflow and Vitrectomy
Machine Setup
The Basics of Putting in Trocars
Chapter 2 Basic Vitrectomy Techniques: The Basics
That Apply to Every Retina Surgery
Core Vitrectomy
How to Move the Instruments Inside the Eye
Elevating the Posterior Hyaloid
Shaving the Peripheral Vitreous
Performing Fluid-Air Exchange
Removing Ports
Chapter 3 Approach to Retinal Detachment Surgery
Primary Vitrectomy
Primary Buckles
Recurrent Retinal Detachments
Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy Detachments
Giant Retinal Tear Detachments
Chapter 4 Peeling 101
Viewing Systems
When You Are First Starting
Different Approaches
Macular Holes
Macular Puckers
Final Peeling Pearls
Chapter 5 Diabetic Vitrectomy
Diabetic Vitreous Hemorrhages
Tractional Retinal Detachments
Chapter 6 Vitrectomy for Endophthalmitis
Case Selection
Getting a Pure Vitreous Sample
Anterior Chamber Washout
Basic Vitrectomy for Endophthalmitis
Chapter 7 Approach to Intraocular Lens Cases
Dislocated Intraocular Lenses: Getting the
Intraocular Lens Up and Out
Removing Dislocated Lens Particles
Secondary Intraocular Lenses
Chapter 8 Ocular Trauma
Preoperative Evaluation of the Ocular
Trauma Patient
Basics of Open Globe Repair
Intraocular Foreign Bodies

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About the Author

Jason N. Crosson, MD is a practicing retina surgeon at Retina Consultants of Alabama, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Crosson did his ophthalmology residency in the United States Air Force at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium and served as a general ophthalmologist for three years in the military. He completed his retina training at Retina Consultants of Alabama, P.C. and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is actively involved in training residents and fellows.