Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional references of the retina? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for the daily examination of patients? ""Curbside Consultation in Retina: 49 Clinical Questions"" provides quick and direct answers to the thorny questions most commonly posed during a 'curbside consultation' between experienced clinicians.Dr. Sharon Fekrat has designed this unique reference which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with the retina. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to the retina with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate clinical diagnoses and treatment plans.""Curbside Consultation in Retina: 49 Clinical Questions"" provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert pearls that even high-volume ophthalmologists and specialists will appreciate. General ophthalmologists, surgeons and residents alike will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.Some of the questions that are answered include: What is the treatment paradigm for postop CME? How do I follow a patient who is pregnant and also has diabetes? How should I counsel my patients with dry AMD and what about various vitamin supplementation? What systemic medications require periodic fundus evaluation, what do I look for and what tests do I do? And, how can I differentiate all of those white dot syndromes?
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Sharon Fekrat, MD, FACS joined the Vitreoretinal Surgical Service at the Duke Eye Center in 1998 after completing her ophthalmology and vitreoretinal training at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She is now a tenured associate professor of ophthalmology at Duke and the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles and over 30 book chapters, is on the editorial board of four professional journals, and has served as site principal investigator for numerous multicenter clinical trials. She is co-editor of Duke Eye Center's All About Your Eyes book for the lay public. Dr. Fekrat is past president of the North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Darius Moshfeghi, MD joined Stanford University in 2002 after completing fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery at the Cole Eye Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and in ocular oncology at the University of Tennessee Memphis and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He is an associate professor of ophthalmology where he leads the pediatric vitreoretinal surgery service and is Co-Director of the ocular oncology service. He is the Founder and Director of the Stanford University Network for Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (SUNDROP) telemedicine outreach initiative, the largest telemedicine network for ROP in the United States. He has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed, indexed journal articles and 20 book chapters, and serves on the editorial board of a professional journal. He is the Director of the Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship program at Stanford University. Dean Eliott, MD is Director of the Doheny Retina Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute and Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Eliott completed his residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, MD, and he received his vitreoretinal fellowship training at the Duke Eye Center, Duke University Medical Center, in Durham, NC. He then served as Chief Resident and vitreoretinal faculty member at the Duke Eye Center. Before joining the Doheny Eye Institute, Dr. Eliott was Director of the Retina Service at the Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Dr. Eliott has served as principal investigator for many clinical trials, and he has numerous publications in ophthalmic journals and textbooks.
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