This book provides comprehensive coverage of the most important corneal diseases in children, including congenital corneal opacities, infectious keratitis, corneal ectasia, ocular surface disorders and allergic eye disease. Highlights include an extensive discussion of corneal surgery in children, in-depth coverage of the role of various anterior segment ocular imaging modalities in the diagnosis and management of corneal diseases in the pediatric population, and surgical videos to further assist the reader. Chapters dedicated to amblyopia management and contact lens use in children round out the volume. Corneal Diseases in Children stands out as one of the few books dedicated to this important topic.
Kathryn Ann Colby, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and an ophthalmic surgeon at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. She is also Director of the Pediatric Cornea Service at Boston Children's Hospital and Chair of the Ocular Oncology Center of Excellence at Harvard Medical Center. Dr. Colby is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has served on various of its committees. She is a member of the board of directors of both the Cornea Society and the New England Ophthalmologic Society: she is Co-Chair of the "Cornea Society U" Outreach Program for the former and Chair of the Ophthalmic Services Committee for the latter. In addition, she is a member of the Planning Committee for the World Cornea Congress VII. Dr. Colby is the recipient of an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Mentorship Award from Women in Ophthalmology. She is a member of the editorial boards of Cornea and Eye and Contact Lens and is the author of more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed publications. She has also written many book chapters, reviews, and editorials and is a section editor for Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology, 3rd edition (Albert DM, Miller JW, Azar DT, Blodi B, eds. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2008) and co-editor of Ophthalmic Drug Guide, 2nd edition (New York: Springer, 2011).
Approach to the Child with a Corneal Condition: Corneal Examination in Children.- Differential Diagnosis of the Red Eye. Ophthalmic Imaging in the Management of Pediatric Corneal Diseases. Infectious Keratitis in Children: Bacterial Keratitis.- Viral Keratitis.- Atypical infectious agents. Pediatric Allergic Eye Disease: Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivititis.- Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis.- Atopic keratoconjunctivitis.- Ocular Surface Disease in Children: Tear Film Dysfunction.- Neurotrophic Keratitis.- Exposure Keratitis. Congenital Cornea Anomalies: Anterior Segment Dysgenesis.- Anomalies of Size and Shape. Pediatric Corneal Ectasia: Diagnosis and Epidemiology.- Collagen Cross-linking in Children. Corneal Surgery in Children: Penetrating Keratoplasty.- Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty.- Endothelial Replacement.- Keratoprosthesis.- Ocular Surface Surgery. Therapeutic Contact Lenses in Children. Amblyopia Management in Children with Corneal Disease.