Introduction.- Should YOU Become a VR Surgeon?.- VR Surgery: Basic Principles.- VR Surgery: Indication-Specific Comments.- Postoperative Care.- Concluding Thoughts.- Further Reading.
Ferenc Kuhn, MD, PhD, is an ophthalmologist/vitreoretinal specialist whose primary research interest is ocular trauma, in which he is a renowned leader worldwide. He is the Immediate Past President of the American Society of Ocular Trauma and current President of the International Society of Ocular Trauma. Dr. Kuhn is Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Visiting Professor at the European University, Belgrade, Serbia. His past positions include Director of Clinical Research for the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education (Jacksonville, FL, USA). During the 1990s Dr. Kuhn and his colleagues revolutionized surgery of the macula, proving that traction maculopathy is best treated by removing the diseased surface layer of the macula, and standardized the language of ocular trauma (the Birmingham Eye Trauma Terminology, BETT, endorsed by the leading ophthalmologic societies worldwide). Dr. Kuhn also developed the only objective method to prognosticate the likely outcome of a serious eye injury (Ocular Trauma Score, OTS). He has twice received the R. Buckler Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists and is the recipient of Senior Achievement Awards from the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Kuhn has delivered more than 1,600 scientific presentations on vitreoretinal surgery and ocular trauma at international, national, and regional meetings. He has edited four books, including, in 2008, the Springer book Ocular Traumatology, in which he was the principal author and which has since been translated into multiple languages. In addition he has written 91 book chapters in 29 books and 137 scientific articles.
"This comprehensive guide to vitreoretinal surgery offers insights into the art of surgery from an experienced surgeon. ... It is written for beginning surgeons, resident ophthalmologists, or aspiring vitreoretinal surgeons. ... The illustrations are helpful in understanding the discussion of surgical technique. The surgical technique section is laid out by clinical indication, making it useful as a potential reference." (William Rhoades, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2016)