Foundations of Corneal Disease

Past, Present and Future

  • Kathryn Colby
  • Reza Dana

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction & Historic Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kathryn Colby
      Pages 3-12
    3. Michael A. Lemp, Gary N. Foulks
      Pages 23-30
  3. Perspectives on Important Corneal and External Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Jaime D. Martinez, Guillermo Amescua, Eduardo C. Alfonso
      Pages 37-49
    3. Shruti Aggarwal, Deborah Pavan-Langston
      Pages 51-62
    4. Elisabeth J. Cohen, Bennie H. Jeng
      Pages 63-71
    5. Victor L. Perez, William Foulsham, Kristen Peterson, Reza Dana
      Pages 87-96
    6. Claes H. Dohlman, Marie-Claude Robert, Eleftherios I. Paschalis
      Pages 109-119
    7. Stephen D. Anesi, Peter Y. Chang, C. Stephen Foster
      Pages 121-138
  4. Surgery & Alternatives to Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Kenneth R. Kenyon, Kathryn M. Hatch, Roberto Pineda
      Pages 141-158
    3. Asim Farooq, Pushpanjali Giri, Dimitri Azar
      Pages 159-184
    4. Peter S. Hersh, Steven A. Greenstein
      Pages 195-205
  5. Frontiers in Corneal Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Ilene K. Gipson
      Pages 209-214
    3. Shigeru Kinoshita, Morio Ueno
      Pages 215-224
    4. Kazuo Tsubota, Norihiko Yokoi
      Pages 225-239
    5. Kai B. Kang, Mark I. Rosenblatt, Ali R. D’jalilian
      Pages 241-247
    6. Felix Bock, Claus Cursiefen
      Pages 249-262
    7. Natalie A. Afshari, Ashlie Bernhisel
      Pages 263-275
    8. Paulo J. M. Bispo, Lawson Ung, James Chodosh, Michael S. Gilmore
      Pages 277-288
  6. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Roberto Pineda
      Pages 299-305
    3. Farhan I. Merali, Oliver D. Schein
      Pages 307-330
    4. Sudarshan Srivatsan, Shahzad I. Mian
      Pages 331-340
    5. Jonathan H. Lass, Rony R. Sayegh
      Pages 341-348
    6. Kevin Z. Xin, Christina Rapp Prescott
      Pages 365-377
  7. Closing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Reza Dana, Afsaneh Amouzegar, Ula V. Jurkunas
      Pages 381-388
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 389-400

About this book


The field of cornea has seen tremendous advances over the last 40 years—this uniquely comprehensive book will discuss the history of these advances, current best practices in important diseases of the cornea and ocular surface, and examine future directions in diagnosis and management. Written by leading experts, many of whom trained under Claes Henrik Dohlman, MD, PhD, whose influence and many invaluable contributions have defined and shaped the field of cornea, each chapter will reflect the state of the art in the various aspects of cornea.

Foundations of Corneal Disease: Past, Present, and Future contains six different sections, opening with an introduction which delves into the evolution of subspecialty training in cornea, provides a historical perspective of our understanding of ocular surface disease. Section Two addresses perspectives on important corneal and external diseases including infectious keratitis, dry eye, and herpes simplex. Section Three and Section Four address surgery and surgical alternatives, and frontiers in corneal research. Section Six closes this book with a discussion of special topics: imaging the cornea, corneal blindness, eye banking, and clinical trials in dry eye, and explores future directions in this fast-paced field.

Foundations of Corneal Disease: Past, Present, and Future contains is an ideal guide for corneal specialists, ophthalmology residents and fellows planning to enter cornea, corneal scientists, and to those in ophthalmology and visual science interested in a comprehensive resource on cornea and the history of this field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kathryn Colby
    • 1
  • Reza Dana
    • 2
  1. 1.Louis Block Professor Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual ScienceThe University of Chicago Medicine & Biological SciencesChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Claes H. Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical SchoolCornea & Refractive Surgery, Massachusetts Eye & EarBostonUSA

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