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Basics of vitrectomy

Posterior segment surgery in straightforward prose

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Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2020


Basics of Vitrectomy

Basics of Vitrectomy (Thieme), by Rajvardhan Azad et al, is a quick, 200-page introduction to posterior segment surgery. Readable in an hour or two, due to its small size and large number of surgical images, the text covers the surgical material in very broad strokes. Topics like macular surgery and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment are covered in a few pages, quickly familiarising the reader with the subjects without delving into detail. The book’s strength is its straightforward prose and avoidance of statistics, footnotes and references to studies.
The book is most appropriate for ophthalmology residents preparing for their vitreoretinal rotation, or even for medical students preparing to spend a day or two shadowing a vitreoretinal surgeon in the operating room.