1st Edition

The Pocket Guide to Cornea

By Terry Kim, Melissa Daluvoy Copyright 2019

    Are you a medical student or resident trying to absorb as much information on the cornea as efficiently as possible? Are you an ophthalmologist who needs fast facts on a specific corneal disease? Reach into your lab coat pocket and pull out The Pocket Guide to Cornea for easy access to the information you need right now.

    Drs. Terry Kim and Melissa Daluvoy have designed this book as the most effective way to take in the information on the cornea for the entire spectrum of eye care providers. Medical students and residents will be pleased to have this accessible, high-yield handbook during their rotations to familiarize themselves with cornea findings and diagnoses, while seasoned ophthalmologists will be glad to have it as a refresher or quick reference guide to current diagnostic and treatment standards.

    Contained within The Pocket Guide to Cornea is the most essential information on the cornea organized in the most efficient ways. Each chapter is arranged in bullet-point style, for quick access to the relevant information, and is accompanied by numerous color photographs to help with recognition and retention.

    Topics covered:

    • Basic examination techniques
    • Anterior segment testing and imaging
    • Common to rare cornea diseases
    • Common procedures and surgeries
    The entire spectrum of eye care providers can benefit from the high-yield, quick-access information contained within The Pocket Guide to Cornea, whether they are learning about the cornea for the first time or they just need a quick refresher on an obscure corneal disease.



    About the EditorsAbout the Associate EditorsIntroduction

    Chapter 1 Examination and Diagnostic Testing

    Chapter 2 Corneal and Anterior Segment Imaging

    Chapter 3 Dry Eye Disease

    Chapter 4 Eyelid Conditions Affecting the Ocular Surface

    Chapter 5 Infectious Conditions.

    Chapter 6 Inflammatory Conditions of the Conjunctiva and Cornea

    Chapter 7 Neoplasms

    Chapter 8 Developmental Disorders

    Chapter 9 Degenerations and Depositions

    Chapter 10 Corneal Dystrophies

    Chapter 11 Ectasias

    Chapter 12 Trauma

    Chapter 13 Procedures and SurgeriesFinancial Disclosures



    Dr. Terry Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center, received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency and chief residency in ophthalmology at Emory Eye Center. He continued with his fellowship training in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital. He was then recruited to Duke University Eye Center, where he serves as principal and co-investigator on a number of clinical trials and research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other industry sponsors. Dr. Kim was formerly the Director of the Residency Program and Ophthalmology Fellowship Programs and currently serves as Chief of the Cornea and External Disease Division, Director of the Refractive Surgery Service, and Director of the Duke Sports Vision Center.
    Dr. Kim’s clinical and surgical expertise has resulted in continual annual listings by Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in North Carolina, and America’s Top Ophthalmologists since 2003 as well as featured stories on the Discovery Channel and The Wall Street Journal. He has also been voted by his peers as one of 300 Premier Surgeons in Ocular Surgery News, one of the 250 most prominent cataract and intraocular lens surgeons in the country in Premier Surgeon, one of the “135 Leading Ophthalmologists in America” in Becker’s ASC Review, as well as one of the “Top 50 Opinion Leaders” in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today.
    His academic accomplishments include over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, textbook chapters, and scientific abstracts. He is also editor and author of 4 well-respected textbooks on corneal diseases, corneal transplantation, and cataract surgery. Dr. Kim has delivered over 300 invited lectures both nationally and internationally, including numerous named lectureships. He has been the recipient of the Achievement Award and the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Film Festival Award. His clinical and research work has earned him honors and grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Fight for Sight/Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation, the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, Alcon Laboratories, and Allergan.
    Dr. Kim serves on the Executive Committee of ASCRS, the Annual Program Committee of the AAO, and the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Cornea Society. He also sits on the Editorial Board for several peer-reviewed journals and trade publications, including Cornea, Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Ocular Surgery News, Eyeworld, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, Premier Surgeon, Review of Ophthalmology, and Advanced Ocular Care. Dr. Kim serves as Consultant to the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the FDA, Consultant Ophthalmologist for the Duke Men’s Basketball Team, and Consultant to numerous ophthalmic companies.
    Melissa B. Daluvoy, MD is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center. She received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College and completed her residency in ophthalmology at George Washington University. She then went on to complete a fellowship in cornea and external disease at Wills Eye Institute. She began her career working and teaching residents at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington DC; she then moved to North Carolina and began working at Duke University Eye Center specializing in complex ocular surface disease, high-risk corneal transplants, and pediatric cornea cases. She is Fellowship Director for the cornea department. She also serves as Co-Director of North Carolina’s Opening Eyes program for the Special Olympics.