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Eye Surgery in Hot Climates

William Dean John Sandford-Smith

352 pages
Jp Medical

This well-known guide to eye surgery in resource poor countries focuses on the management of common and blinding diseases, notably the surgical treatment of cataract, glaucoma and the eyelid complications of trachoma.

The book describes simple, cost effective procedures appropriate to low income countries such as intra-ocular lenses, the use of which has become more widespread since the last edition.

Introductory chapters on basic principles such as theatre equipment and anaesthesia are followed by chapters devoted to specific procedures such as cataract surgery, eyelid surgery and enucleation. Also included are chapters on paediatric surgery and trauma.

Thoroughly revised and updated, Eye Surgery in Hot Climates Fourth Edition continues to provide relevant, practical advice for health care providers caring for eye patients in nations where blindness and visual impairment remain prevalent.


  • All chapters revised and updated to reflect latest best practice
  • Includes two completely new chapters on surgical training and paediatric surgery
  • Includes DVD featuring instructional videos of cataract surgery, trabeculectomy and lid surgery for trachoma
Author Bio

William Dean MBBS FRCS
Specialist Trainee Ophthalmologist, Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol; Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cheltenham, UK

John Sandford-Smith FRCS FRCOphth OBE
Emeritus Consultant, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK