This book provides practical information on how to approach pediatric retinal diseases especially with respect to surgical indications and decisions as well as tips and key points for surgical...

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Auteur(s) Sengdul Odzek, Ulrich Spandau, Audina Berrocal
Date 20/05/2023
Pages 1101
Taille 21 x 27
Type Relié
ISBN 9783031145056


This book provides practical information on how to approach pediatric retinal diseases especially with respect to surgical indications and decisions as well as tips and key points for surgical techniques. Clear and concise chapters highlight pearls, pitfalls and related basic knowledge elements which are supported by video clips to provide a unique reference.

Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery is an essential guide for ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents, vitreoretinal fellows and practicing vitreoretinal surgeons seeking a key resource to support their daily practice for pediatric retinal diseases.

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Who are the authors of "Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery" ?

Sengdul Odzek is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Gazi University School of Medicine, Ophthalmology department with a primary interest in pediatric retinal diseases and vitreoretinal surgery. She has been a faculty member in Gazi University Retina division since 1999. Her primary interest is in retinal diseases and vitreoretinal surgery. She studied in the Retina division of Miami University, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute with Prof. Dr. Harry Flynn in 2004. She had been to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan as a clinical observer in pediatric retina clinic under the supervision of Dr. Trese and Dr. Capone in April 2010. ROP and pediatric vitreoretinal surgery (ROP, PFV, FEVR, Coats), trauma, surgical treatment of submacular hemorrhage, nanophthalmos and AMD are her primary interests. She passed all of the ICO examinations in 2005. She was awarded with the “Young Researcher Medical Prize '' in 2009. She is an examiner in the European Board of Ophthalmology Examinations and became FEBO (Fellow of European Board of Ophthalmology) in 2017.

She has been awarded with the “EVRS Ambassador Award” by European Vitreoretinal Society (EVRS) in 2017 and with “Honor Award” by American Society of Retina Specialists in 2018 and with “Achievement Award” by American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2020. Her vitreoretinal surgical videos were awarded by EVRS, Mediterretina and Turkish Ophthalmology Societies (TOS). She has more than 140 articles published in international journals and 120 articles published in national journals, which have been cited more than 3000 times. She is the author of some chapters of international and national ophthalmology books. She has been invited as a speaker to numerous international and national meetings and as a surgeon in many live surgeries. Dr. Ozdek is a member of the AAO, ASRS, EVRS, Euretina, EVER, RWC and TOS. She is currently the Secretary of European Vitreoretinal Society (EVRS) and previous board member of Vitreoretinal Surgery Subdivision of TOS and president of the ROP commission of TOS.

Dr. Ozdek is Editor-in-Chief of the book Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery published by Springer.  

Audina Berrocal is currently Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Medical Director of the Retinopathy of Prematurity Service at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Berrocal originally earned a degree in political science at Princeton University before deciding to pursue ophthalmology, a field that her father, the first retinal specialist in Puerto Rico, and her elder sister excelled in. She earned her MD at Tufts University, completed an internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, and did her residency in ophthalmology at Tufts University Medical School and a vitreoretinal and uveitis fellowship at Bascom Palmer, where she has remained since Dr. Berrocal is one of few ophthalmologists in the country who are willing to work on pediatric patients, and many of hers are premature babies born with various retinal conditions whom she sees in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also works with adult patients suffering with vitreoretinal conditions, often performing delicate surgery in order to treat them.

Ulrich Spandau is a Consultant and Head of Surgery at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Uppsala, Sweden. In 2004 Dr. Spandau was appointed Consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Mannheim-Heidelberg and he subsequently became Vice Director of the department. He completed his PhD and received his venia legendi in 2005. He has been an Associate Professor since 2013 and has published 52 articles in indexed, peer-reviewed journals and has published a number of Springer books including Small Gauge Vitrectomy: A Practical Handbook, Complications During and After Cataract Surgery, Small Gauge Vitrectomy for Diabetic Retinopathy, 27G Vitrectomy: Minimal Sclerotomies for Maximal Results, Cutting Edge of Ophthalmic Surgery: From Refractive SMILE to Robotic Vitrectomy and Trocar Surgery for Cataract Surgeons. 


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