Eye Was There

A Patient’s Guide to Coping with the Loss of an Eye

by Slonim, M.D. & Martino, M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/19/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781456766634
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781456766610

About the Book

Eye Was There is created specifically for any person who is considering having an eye surgically removed or is coping with the loss of an eye. It is also created for that person’s caretakers, family members and friends. There are limited sources of information, outside of a doctor’s office, from which a patient can learn about what to expect before, during, and after the surgery to remove an eye. The doctor or the doctor’s staff might not have the time to handle the variety of questions that are commonly asked. Many of the questions arise after the patient has left the doctor’s office. Eye Was There is intended to serve as a source of information regarding the preoperative, surgical and postoperative options surrounding the loss of an eye. It explains the most common surgical procedures performed to remove an eye and the potential complications that can occur after surgery. It details some of the medical conditions leading up to the removal of an eye. It describes the emotional and psychological steps that are experienced when dealing with the loss of an eye. It contains historic and current information on the manufacturing and fabrication of artificial eyes and orbital prostheses. It provides instruction and advice regarding the care and handling of the artificial eyes and orbital prostheses that are worn after surgery. The book is meant to give a positive perspective of dealing with life after the loss of an eye.

About the Author

Charles B. Slonim, MD is Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida and Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He received an Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1993 and the Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2010. Dr. Slonim has lectured extensively to physicians throughout the United States and in more than 56 international cities in over 35 countries around the world. He has been published in many ophthalmic journals and textbooks. Amy Z. Martino, MD is a third-year resident in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida.