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NOTHING LEFT OUT OF THIS COMPREHENSIVE TEXT

A comprehensive reference text for the (aspiring) vitreoretinal surgeon

Leigh Spielberg

Posted: Friday, May 1, 2020

The Practical Handbook for Small-Gauge Vitrectomy: A Step-By-Step Introduction to Surgical Techniques (Springer), is currently in its second edition. Written by Ulrich Spandau and Heinrich Heimann, this 365-page handbook serves as a comprehensive reference text for the (aspiring) vitreoretinal surgeon.

Covering everything from equipment recommendations to all the major procedures in vitreoretinal surgery, such as macular peeling, submacular haemorrhage, suprachoroidal haemorrhage, intraocular tumour biopsies and intraocular foreign bodies, nothing seems to have been left out.

High-quality surgical photographs and informative illustrations help the reader, particularly young surgeons, visualise what is being discussed. This is especially useful for the chapter on difficult proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

This book is appropriate for ambitious ophthalmology residents preparing for their vitreoretinal surgery rotation, vitreoretinal fellows and young VR surgeons.