Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (2018) 256:633 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00417-018-3903-2 BOOK REVIEW Practical Management of Pediatric Ocular Disorders and Strabismus: a case-based approach. Eds. Elias I Traboulsi, Virginia Miraldi Utz (2017) ISBN 978-1-4939-2744-9 Springer Prem S. Subramanian Received: 30 December 2017 /Accepted: 5 January 2018 /Published online: 22 January 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 The editors of this well-illustrated and written textbook very fundus photography and angiography and ocular coherence clearly state in their Preface that their goal in producing this tomography (OCT) and how to use them in children. A major textbook was not to attempt to be all-encompassing, but to challenge in using these techniques in children is in the simple provide a more focused and directed approach to the topics act of capturing the images before the child moves, loses in- of each chapter. Overall, the chapters are arrayed in a tradi- terest, or decides not to cooperate. The authors again give tional manner, with an initial chapter dedicated to the exami- practical advice based on their own knowledge, and such in- nation of the pediatric patient, while subsequent chapters are formation alone would justify obtaining this textbook as a arrayed in anatomic fashion from the front to the back of the guide. These chapters also provide a number of useful illus- eye. There is extensive coverage of both common and uncom- trations with case examples that help the reader to understand mon disorders, which should be of great benefit to trainees as the interpretation of the images and also to recognize some well as comprehensive ophthalmologists who may encounter pitfalls and common errors. For example, OCT in a patient patients with these conditions very infrequently. The editors with optic atrophy and papilledema that leads to a falsely also have chosen expert authors who can share not only a normal-appearing retinal nerve fiber layer is shown with cor- comprehensive review of available evidence and literature responding neuroimaging of obstructive hydrocephalus. but also their personal tips and experience to guide the reader Finally, although some chapters are less Bcase-based^ than in the practical aspects of the material. others, they all provide some useful case illustrations and di- This does not mean that the common subjects are given agnostic flowcharts that will guide the less familiar reader who short shrift. The section on examination techniques and basic is confronted with a pediatric patient who has, for example, management of refractive errors and amblyopia is richly illus- suspected glaucoma or new onset nystagmus. The chapter trated with practical photos and diagrams of how and when to authors wisely do not spend much time writing about very perform diagnostic tests such as measurement of accommoda- specific treatment options or techniques for particular dis- tion and AC-to-A ratios. These fundamental methods are cov- eases, recognizing such information rapidly becomes outdated ered in other texts but not in the step-by-step manner shown and even incorrect. There are, however, a number of very here with sidebar case examples to reinforce the concepts. As practical Appendices including a description of strabismus a neuro-ophthalmologist who also manages adult strabismus, I surgery instruments and a guide to IOL power calculations. found these chapters to be an outstanding review of some In his Foreword, Dr. Gene Helveston wisely comments that methods and conditions that I employ and see less commonly textbooks must provide value beyond what can be searched on in my clinical practice. the Internet, and I think this book has achieved its goal of A number of chapters and chapter sections demonstrate the providing a practical guide written by expert authors in a style use of new diagnostic imaging technologies such as wide-field accessible to residents, fellows, and comprehensive ophthal- mologists. I suspect pediatric ophthalmologists also would benefit from the tips and descriptions regarding patients with * Prem S. Subramanian less common and/or more challenging disorders. firstname.lastname@example.org Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Mail Stop F731, 1675 Aurora Court, Aurora, 80045, CO, USA
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