1st Edition

Ophthalmic Microsurgery Principles, Techniques, and Applications

By Sumit Garg, Roger Steinert Copyright 2014

    Excellent microsurgery derives not from natural dexterity alone or from pure book knowledge, but from these features combined with an appreciation of the instrumentation, physical forces, and tissue reactions that create the environment of microsurgery. Ophthalmic Microsurgery: Principles, Techniques, and Applications conveys both the art and science of microsurgery from an ophthalmic perspective.

    This unique resource begins with the principles and techniques of microsurgery, which can be applied to all types of surgeries and includes detailed laboratory exercises to teach the key concepts. The second section of Ophthalmic Microsurgery addresses the specific applications. While not an encyclopedia of all surgical interventions, Drs. Sumit “Sam” Garg and Roger Steinert, along with their contributors, provide an overview of key surgical competencies that are relevant to the various ophthalmic subspecialties.

    Ophthalmic Microsurgery is set apart from other similar resources by having a comprehensive and concise focus on translating surgical principles into reality through simple and inexpensive exercises.

    Grounded in practicality and requiring only basic materials, Ophthalmic Microsurgery: Principles, Techniques, and Applications covers the theory and basics of microsurgery needed during the ophthalmic surgical training of residents and fellows and serves as an excellent manual for the more experienced ophthalmologists looking to refine their technique in microsurgery.



    About the Authors

    Contributing Authors Introduction

    Section I Principles and Techniques

    Chapter 1 Microscope Basics

    Chapter 2 Design Principles and Techniques for Using Microsurgical Instruments

    Chapter 3 Needles, Sutures, and Incision Closure

    Chapter 4 Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices

    Chapter 5 Phacoemulsification Machines and Tubing

    Chapter 6 Lasers

    Section II Applications: Concepts and Practice

    Chapter 7 Corneal Surgery

    Chapter 8 Cataract Surgery

    Chapter 9 Conjunctival Surgery

    Chapter 10 Retinal Surgery

    Chapter 11 Glaucoma Surgery

    Chapter 12 Oculoplastic Surgery

    Chapter 13 Strabismus Surgery Financial Disclosures



    Sumit (Sam) Garg, MD is Vice Chair of Clinical Ophthalmology, Medical Director, Director of Technology, and an Assistant Professor in Cataract, Refractive, and Corneal Surgery at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California. Dr. Garg has participated in research related to the use of lasers in corneal transplantation and collagen cross-linking for keratoconus. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Garg has authored numerous book chapters including chapters on LASIK, PRK, PTK, ophthalmic imaging, and femtosecond laser assisted keratoplasty. Dr. Garg currently serves on the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Young Physicians and Residents committee and as an associate eye bank director for SightLife. He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Best Doctors and Super Doctors.

    Roger F. Steinert, MD is Chair and Director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California where he holds joint appointments as the Irving H. Leopold Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He has authored and co-authored 4 textbooks, including the definitive text, Cataract Surgery, which is in its third edition. He has published over 130 peer-review journal scientific articles and over 110 book chapters. Dr. Steinert is a member of the Governing Board of ASCRS and served as President of the society from 2005 to 2006, as well as Chair of the Annual Program from 2004 to 2013. He serves as an Associate Editor of Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He has had 16 visiting professorships and presented 19 named lectureships, including the 2004 Binkhorst Lecture at ASCRS and the 2008 Barraquer Lecture at AAO. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in every edition of Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Doctors. Ophthalmology Times named him one of the top 100 ophthalmologists in North America.