Pediatric Ophthalmology


W ills Eye Hospital has been my “ac ademic home” for over 40 years. During that time, I have witnessed remark able changes in pediatric ophthalmology as it has become a more established and rapidly expanding subspecialty. Although many changes have occurred at Wills over those years, certain things have remained constant, including the outstanding fac ulty, fellows, residents, and staff, as well as the commitment to excellent patient care and academic endeavors. Wills is a rich storehouse of clinical material and has pro vided the major background for this book. In particular, the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics Department at Wills, which cares for thousands of children each year, provides a rare opportunity for the study of an extremely wide variety of pediat ric ocular disorders. It has been a pleasure to oversee the production of this book because

each contributor has been part of the “Wills family.” The advances that have occurred in the understanding of pediatric ocular disease and newer modalities of treatment require a constant updating of knowledge about these conditions. This text was written in an effort to provide practicing ophthalmologists, pediat ric ophthalmologists, and residents in training with a concise update of the clinical findings and the most recent treatment available for a wide spectrum of childhood ocular diseases. The disorders are grouped according to the specific ocular structure involved. The atlas format should provide readers with a clear and succinct outline of the disease entities and stimulate a more detailed pursuit of the spe cific ocular disorders. Leonard B. Nelson Editor


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