Using a case-based format to help disseminate some of the hard-to-find information on ocular surface disease, this book is written and edited by leaders in this rapidly evolving field. Each chapter is built around three actual patient cases with varying degrees of complexity whereby detailed aspects of the care are described in order to provide practical information and illustrate real world challenges. Ocular Surface Disease covers the most common disorders, ranging from dry eye disease and tear film insufficiency to the more severe cicatricial diseases. The role and application of both medical and surgical treatments are carefully explained. The book is intended for ophthalmologists, both in practice or in training, who are seeking an update on the more advanced clinical practices
About the Author
Ali R. Djalilian, MD, is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Bio-engineering in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Dr. Djalilian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He gained his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 1995 and subsequently undertook an Ophthalmology Residency at the university and Clinical Fellowships in Cornea and Ocular Surface Disorders (Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio) and Ocular Immunology & Uveitis (National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland). Prior to joining the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, he completed research training in epithelial cell biology at the National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH (Bethesda, Maryland). Dr. Djalilian has appeared five times in Best Doctors in America and received an American Academy of Ophthalmology Merit Award in 2009. He is a guest reviewer for a number of leading journals and is the author of more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as over 20 book chapters.