Ophthalmic Anaesthesia

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Chandra Kumar, Chris Dodds, Steven Gayer
OUP Oxford, Feb 23, 2012 - Medical - 401 pages
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Ophthalmic anaesthesia is important for anaesthetists, ophthalmologists and those who are involved in the care of patients undergoing ophthalmic surgery. This book provide them with the basic knowledge of anatomy, the principles relating to the safe conduct of general and regional anaesthesia in children and adult patients, the specific anaesthetic techniques, and the changes that have occurred in ophthalmic anaesthesia over the last decades. It combines internationally known and respected clinicians from the United Kingdom, Europe, Singapore, the United States of America and other parts of the world who have influenced the field of ophthalmic anaesthesia. This book will be of interest to trainee as well as established ophthalmic anaesthetists and ophthalmologists, anaesthetic nurses and those who are involved in the care of ophthalmic patients all over the world. Presented in the Oxford Specialist Handbook series, it offers practical advice as well as background information in a convenient pocket-sized title.

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Professor Chandra Kumar is a Consultant Anaesthetist based at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK. His interests include ophthalmic, regional, elderly and colorectal anaesthesia. He has edited five textbooks and published widely in peer review journals in all aspects of anaesthesia. He has lectured and conducted master classes on ophthalmic regional anaesthesia in all the continents and prestigious organisations such as World Congress of Anaesthesiology, World Congress of Regional Anaesthesia, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland and many others. He founded the British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society (BOAS) and is its current President and International President, Third World Congress of Ophthalmic Anaesthesia (Turkey). He is also examiner for the Final FFARCSI examinations for The College of Anaesthetists, Dublin.

Professor Chris Dodds is a consultant anaesthetist and professor of anaesthesia based the James Cook University Hospital. He is a former vice president of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a former president of the British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia society.

Dr. Steven Gayer is Professor of both Anesthesiology and Ophthalmology at the University of Miami School of Medicine's renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is former president of the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society and is the author of the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Refresher Course on orbital anaesthesia. In addition to his numerous papers and editorials in the field, he has lectured, chaired meetings, conducted expert panels, and held workshops on ophthalmic anaesthesia throughout the world.

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