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Managing Complications in Glaucoma Surgery Hardcover – 8 Mar 2017
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From the Back Cover
This well-illustrated book is intended as the go-to guide for the identification and management of the complications associated with specific glaucoma procedures. All of the routinely performed procedures are covered: filtration surgery, including trabeculectomy and ExPRESS shunt, nonpenetrating surgeries such as deep sclerectomy and canaloplasty, procedures involving the placement of tube shunt devices, glaucoma laser treatments, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS). The book is succinct but sufficiently detailed to provide the reader with a very well informed description of possible complications and the best way to manage them, based on the evidence from recent and seminal research. The authors are recognized experts who come from a wide geographic and varied glaucoma background. The book will be ideal for all surgeons, whether new or experienced, who seek easily accessible, reliable guidance on how to manage the intraoperative and early and late postoperative complications that may arise when performing glaucoma surgery.
About the Author
Francis Carbonaro, MD, PhD, FRCOphth, is currently a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Mater Dei Hospital, Malta. Dr. Carbonaro graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta in 1999 and subsequently specialized in Ophthalmology, gaining his doctorate from King’s College London for a thesis entitled “Genetic Epidemiology of Glaucoma Endophenotypes: A Twin Study.” He then worked as a Specialty Registrar in Ophthalmology at hospitals in and around London and was awarded his FRCOphth in 2011. Prior to joining the Mater Dei Hospital, his most recent position was as a Glaucoma ASTO Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK. Dr. Carbonaro is a member of the editorial boards of Ocular Diseases & Therapeutics, Eye Reports, and Journal of Ophthalmology and has over 14 peer review publications.
Mr K. Sheng Lim is Head of the Glaucoma Service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. He read medicine at Leicester University before training as an ophthalmologist in London, then specialising in Glaucoma after further training in Moorfields Eye Hospital & The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is currently involved in 12 glaucoma clinical trials as a chief or principal investigator and has delivered over 100 invited lectures nationally and internationally in the last ten years.
Mr Lim obtained his Doctorate in Medicine from University in London in 2001, after spending more than two years at the Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and University of Brighton researching a new type of implant for glaucoma treatments. He is now the research lead for the ophthalmology department at St Thomas’ Hospital. His research is focused on pathophysiology and treatment of glaucoma.
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