Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach

J. Bradley Randleman, MD
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Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach presents all of the necessary refractive surgery material to make an informed decision regarding diagnosis and management plans. Rather than utilizing the standard organization of most books, where major points are first introduced and then explained through a series of writings and references, this book relies on the clinical decision-making process involved with treating refractive surgery patients.

Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach by Dr. J. Bradley Randleman builds upon foundational initial chapters through the case presentations and focused case discussions, encompassing the major topics in refractive surgery today. For each case, the critical question is simply, “what data in this chart is the most critical to consider when evaluating this patient for surgery?”

Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach is unique in its format. Specifically, the book facilitates active learning by forcing the reader to think through a series of questions surrounding each patient scenario. This active learning not only facilitates better recall of the information presented but also mimics the actual physician-to-patient clinical experience, making this book more relevant than other routine refractive surgery books.

This dynamic learning tool is also supplemented by interactive online video material to further the learning experience. Enhance the clinical decision-making process by watching the videos and then answering a series of questions that lead to the conclusion of each scenario.

By challenging the reader to perform the thinking and decision making up-front, and then providing some guidance on the most salient concepts for each case scenario presented along with resources to gain a deeper understanding of the most complex concepts, Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach engages more in the learning process and thereby allowing to absorb and retain significantly more information to apply to patient care and the education of others.

Ophthalmologists, residents, fellows, resident and fellowship educators, who want to update their refractive surgery knowledge base will appreciate the unique format and style of Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach.

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About the Author
Foreword by Douglas D. Koch, MD

Section I Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach
Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Refractive Surgery

Chapter 2 Preoperative Patient Evaluation

Chapter 3 Corneal Topography and Biomechanical Evaluation

Chapter 4 Basic Techniques for Refractive Surgical Procedures

Chapter 5 Overview of Refractive Surgical Complications

Chapter 6 Refractive Surgery: The Decision-Making Process

Section II Case Studies in Refractive Surgery

Part 1: Preoperative Evaluations
Case 1
Case 2

Case 3
Case 4
Case 5
Case 6
Case 7
Case 8
Case 9
Case 10
Case 11
Case 12
Case 13
Case 14
Case 15
Case 16
Case 17
Case 18

Part 2: Postoperative Evaluations
Case 19
Case 20
Case 21
Case 22
Case 23
Case 24
Case 25
Case 26
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Case 36

Appendix: Case Index

About the Editors

J. Bradley Randleman, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Section at the Emory Eye Center. A widely respected cornea specialist, his areas of expertise include corneal and intraocular refractive surgical procedures, the management of corneal and external eye diseases, corneal collagen cross-linking, corneal transplantation and cataract surgery. His primary research interests include preoperative refractive surgical screening, the avoidance, diagnosis, and management of refractive surgical complications; and diagnosis and management of corneal ectatic disorders.

Dr. Randleman received his BA degree from Columbia College at Columbia University in New York City with a joint major in biology and psychology. He earned his MD degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in his junior year. He then completed his ophthalmology residency training at Emory University, where he received the Outstanding Teaching Resident award while he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Randleman joined the Emory faculty and served as Assistant Residency Director for 2 years while also completing a fellowship in cornea/external disease, and refractive surgery at Emory University. In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Claes Dohlman Society Award, which is given annually to only one individual in the United States for academic and surgical excellence in cornea and refractive surgery training. Since practicing and teaching at Emory, he has trained more than 80 physicians in cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and corneal transplantation.

In 2007, Dr. Randleman was awarded the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) for special contributions to the field of ophthalmology. In 2010, he was presented the innagural Binkhorst Young Ophthalmologist Award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

In 2011, Dr. Randleman was awarded the Kritzinger Memorial Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS). He was elected to the “135 Leading Ophthalmologists in America” listing by Becker’s ASC Review (Ambulatory Surgery Centers). Dr. Randleman was also named as a “Top Ophthalmologist in America” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd since 2010 and he is named as one of the “Best Doctors in America” by US News & World Reports.

Dr. Randleman has served as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Refractive Surgery since 2010. He has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications in leading ophthalmology journals in addition to 15 book chapters on refractive surgery evaluation and management of complications, and he co-edited the book Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking with Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD.