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Foundations of Ophthalmology

Great Insights that Established the Discipline

Editors: Marmor, Michael, Albert, Daniel M. (Eds.)

  • Written and edited by leaders in the field of ophthalmology 
  • Discusses the critical thinkers whose insights provided the foundation for the discipline
  • Written for residents, medical students, and practicing ophthalmologists
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About this book

There have been books over the years discussing the history of ophthalmology, but none that focus directly on just the most critical thinkers whose insights provided the foundation for the discipline. These men and women advanced knowledge about vision, diagnosis, disease mechanisms, and therapy through innovative thinking and perseverance against old ideas. Their stories are intriguing at a personal level and for showing the complexity of advancing medical science and, therefore, should be required reading for anyone practicing ophthalmology.  

Foundations of Ophthalmology includes giants such as Young (the nature of color and light), Braille (a practical reading system for the blind), Helmholtz (development of the ophthalmoscope), von Graefe (defining glaucoma), Curie (discovery of radiation and the basis of radiation therapy), Gonin (demonstration how to cure retinal detachment), Ridley (serendipity that led to intraocular lenses), and Kelman (development of phacoemulsification that revolutionized cataract surgery). 

About the authors

Michael F. Marmor, MD is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford Medicine. His clinical focus is on medical retinal disease: in particular, retinal dystrophies, macular dystrophies, toxic retinopathy, disorders of retinal function such as night or color blindness, and unexplained visual loss. Dr. Marmor chaired the "Great Insights and Great Thinkers in Ophthalmology" session for the 6th year in a row in 2015. 
Daniel M. Albert, MD is department chair and on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Medical School where he is now chair emeritus of ophthalmology and visual sciences, the Frederick Allison Davis Chair; the Lorenz Zimmerman Professor; and founding director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute. There, he continues to study tumor growth and inhibition, the subject of his interest throughout his career. A prolific contributor to the medical literature, Dr. Albert has well beyond 800 publications to his credit, including peer-reviewed papers, editorials, textbooks and book chapters. A widely used general ophthalmology text, Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology, is now in its third edition, with Dr. Albert continuing as its senior editor. Notably, the book's original edition received the Association of American Publishers Best Medical Book award in 1993.
Beyond his outsized record of laboratory and clinical publications, Dr. Albert is a renowned ophthalmic historian, having published widely in the field, including texts that encompass the breadth of ophthalmic history. Dr. Albert has served as an editorial board member of nine scientific journals, most notable of which was his recently completed 20-year stint as editor-in-chief of Archives of Ophthalmology — newly re-named JAMA Ophthalmology. Dr. Albert also served as director of the American Board of Ophthalmology from 1997-2005 and as president of the American Ophthalmological Society from 2005-2006.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Johannes Kepler and René Descartes: A Retinal Image is Transmitted to the Brain

    Fishman, Ronald S.

    Pages 1-10

  • Jacques Daviel: The Invention of Modern Cataract Surgery

    Albert, Daniel M.

    Pages 11-22

  • John Dalton: The Recognition of Color Deficiency

    Marmor, Michael F.

    Pages 23-34

  • Thomas Young: The Foundations of Light, Color, and Optics

    Gittinger, John W.

    Pages 35-43

  • Valentin Haüy and Louis Braille: Enabling Education for the Blind

    Morse, Alan R.

    Pages 45-63

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eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59641-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59640-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundations of Ophthalmology
Book Subtitle
Great Insights that Established the Discipline
Editors
  • Michael Marmor
  • Daniel M. Albert
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59641-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59641-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59640-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 221
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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