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The Expert's Guide to Medical and Surgical Management

  • Thomas E. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Clinical Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ji Kwan Park, Thomas E. Johnson
      Pages 3-15
    3. Nathan W. Blessing
      Pages 17-24
    4. Chrisfouad R. Alabiad, Lily Zhang, Janet L. Davis
      Pages 25-36
    5. Kelly H. Yom, Audrey C. Ko
      Pages 43-56
  3. Surgical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Brian C. Tse, Thomas E. Johnson
      Pages 77-81
    3. Catherine J. Choi
      Pages 83-91
    4. Andrew J. Rong, Thomas E. Johnson
      Pages 93-106
    5. Zakeya Mohammed Al-Sadah, Mohammed Salman AlShakhas
      Pages 107-126
  4. The Anophthalmic Socket

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Erin M. Shriver, Keith Pine, Elin Bohman
      Pages 129-137
    3. Alexandra E. Levitt, Bradford W. Lee
      Pages 139-148
    4. Nathan W. Blessing
      Pages 149-157
    5. Benjamin Erickson
      Pages 159-171
    6. Andrea Lora Kossler, Ji Kwan Park
      Pages 173-191
    7. Thomas E. Johnson
      Pages 193-208

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive review on the surgical care of patients requiring removal of an eye, as well as consequent functional and cosmetic rehabilitation. In addition to covering the crafting of ocular prosthetics, Anophthalmia: The Expert's Guide to Medical and Surgical Management also addresses the psychological and physical adjustments to losing an eye, and adapting to that loss.

Divided into five parts, Anophthalmia functions as a go-to reference for ophthalmologists and oculoplastic surgeons. The book begins by laying out the clinical foundations and history of anophthalmia. Part II and III discuss surgical removal techniques, prosthesis fitting and maintenance, congenital anophthalmia, infections and inflammations, and newer surgical techniques such as osseointegration after orbital exenteration. Finally, the book concludes with chapters on prosthetic options including scleral shells, keratopigmentation procedures, and cosmetic contact lenses.

Unique in content, Anophthalmia is a vital resource for practicing ophthalmologists, oculoplastic surgeons, and all medical professionals who care for patients with surgical and traumatic loss of the eye and orbital tissues. Additionally, sufficient detail and explanation make this work accessible to those in training, such as medical students, ophthalmology residents, and fellows.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas E. Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

About the editors

Thomas E. Johnson, MD

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology

Miami, Florida


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Anophthalmia
  • Book Subtitle The Expert's Guide to Medical and Surgical Management
  • Editors Thomas E. Johnson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-29752-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-29755-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-29753-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 306
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 155 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
    Plastic Surgery
    Traumatic Surgery
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


“Thomas Johnson’s Anophthalmia is a must-read for anyone desiring to have one of the definitive texts on anophthalmia, its treatments, and management. This book provides ample surgical detail and numerous photos by oculoplastic experts that make it a pleasure to read.” (Albert Y. Wu, Orbit, Vol. 56 (1), August 26, 2020)