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Corneal Diseases in Children: Challenges and Controversies Kathryn Colby, ISBN-13: 978-3319552965

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Corneal Diseases in Children: Challenges and Controversies by Kathryn Colby, ISBN-13: 978-3319552965

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  • Publisher: ‎ Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (July 17, 2017)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 157 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 3319552961
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3319552965

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).

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