This book has been written for anyone interested in learning vitreo-retinal surgery. It has particularly been targeted at residents, registrars, fellows and those commencing their career, whom I encourage to bring this book with them into the operating room. It aims to provide a clear, concise, ‘step-by-step’ guide to vitreo-retinal surgery.
Nothing can replace actual operating time in the development of surgical skills. Trainees should not expect to be able to perform a vitrectomy or scleral buckling procedure based solely on reading this book. Nevertheless, this book should make the surgical experience less stressful, more rewarding and enhance the educational value of time spent with more senior surgeons.
There is no single method for operating on an eye. The approach herein has provided a practical, simple and time efficient method for me, but in no means is it the only way. As often as possible, I have attempted to provide several surgical options with their advantages and disadvantages. I encourage you to use this book as a guide, question each step, and perfect your own vitreo-retinal surgical techniques. Most of all, I hope that this book helps you enjoy vitreo-retinal surgery as much as I do.
Chief & Founding Editor:
Adrian T. Fung, MBBS, MMed (Ophthal Sci), MMed (Clin Epi), FRANZCO
Nicolas Yannuzzi, MD
Sebastian M. Waldstein, MD, PhD
Nimesh A. Patel, MD
Kenneth Rohan Lee, MBBS, M. Ophthal
Raymond Guan, BSc (Bio Med), MD