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Surgical Management of Childhood Glaucoma, edited by Alana L. Grajewski, Elena Bitrian, Maria Papadopoulos and Sharon F. Freedman. Published by Springer

Leigh Spielberg

Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Another highly specialised pathology is covered in Surgical Management of Childhood Glaucoma: Clinical Considerations & Techniques, which covers the topic comprehensively and in depth.

Starting with perioperative and anaesthetic considerations, the text then describes the various components of the paediatric examination under anaesthesia. As this is a surgical text, not much time is spent on clinical evaluation and diagnostics. Most of the rest of the chapters each focus on specific surgical modalities: goniotomy, trabeculotomy, paediatric trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage devices and cyclodestruction.

Considering the fact that “these highly specialised operations should preferably be performed by trained surgeons in centres with sufficient volume of patients to ensure surgical experience and skill, coupled with safe anaesthesia”, this book is primarily of interest to glaucoma specialists, particularly those interested in paediatric surgery.

It is also of great interest to paediatric ophthalmologists, as well as general ophthalmologists.