The latest installment in SLACK’s Pocket Guide series, The Pocket Guide to Medical Retina provides essential information on medical retina diseases along with multimodal imaging of each condition, perfect for medical students, residents, fellows, or comprehensive ophthalmologists.
This accessible small handbook covers the basics while allowing readers to quickly synthesize information easily related to clinical encounters. With over 300 high-resolution original figures, The Pocket Guide to Medical Retina is an image-heavy book with succinct text so information can be rapidly distilled. Drs. Jason Hsu and Allen Chiang have created the ultimate quick-summary pocket guide on retinal conditions including:
Up-to-date figures, including spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence in addition to color fundus photos
Retinal vascular diseases
Infectious inflammatory diseases
Noninfectious inflammatory diseases
Retinal degenerations and dystrophies
Pediatric retinal diseases
Peripheral retinal diseases
Retinal and choroidal tumors
With its portable size and plethora of useful information, The Pocket Guide to Medical Retina is a must-have for medical students up to practicing ophthalmologists.
About the Author
Jason Hsu, MD is Co-Director of Retina Research at the Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, followed by an ophthalmology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, and a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital. He is currently also a partner at Wills Eye Physicians—Mid Atlantic Retina.
Dr. Hsu is an active member of the Retina Society, American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). He serves as Chair of the Retina Society’s Website and Communications Committee and is a Retina/Vitreous committee member of the AAO Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE) Network. He has received the ASRS Honor Award, ASRS Senior Honor Award, and the AAO Achievement Award.
His academic accomplishments include over 200 peer-reviewed publications, editorials, book chapters, and scientific abstracts. Dr. Hsu has presented scientific papers at dozens of national and international ophthalmic conferences in addition to serving as a course instructor and symposium chair at the annual AAO meeting. He is a member of the editorial board for Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, Retina Today, and Retina Specialist. He serves as section editor for Current Opinion in Ophthalmology as well as ASRS’s Retina Times and is a peer reviewer for all the major ophthalmology journals. In addition, Dr. Hsu has been principal investigator or co-investigator at Wills Eye Hospital for many national and international clinical trials pertaining to age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, and retinal vein occlusions.
Allen Chiang, MD is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and is an active member of the Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital. He received his medical degree from New York University with Alpha Omega Alpha honors, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at the Stein Eye Institute at University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned the Resident Awards for excellence in surgery and clinical research. He then completed a fellowship in retinal diseases and surgery at Wills Eye Hospital and was the recipient of the William Tasman, MD Fellow award. After practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area, he returned to Philadelphia and is currently a partner at Wills Eye Physicians—Mid Atlantic Retina.
His academic accomplishments include over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials, textbook chapters, and scientific abstracts. Dr. Chiang serves on the Peer Review Committee of Wills Eye Hospital, several committees of Wills Eye Physicians—Mid Atlantic Retina, the retina/vitreous section of the editorial board for the AAO ONE Network, and as an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple ophthalmology journals. He is actively engaged in clinical research and is the principal investigator on multiple clinical trials for conditions such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He is a member of the Retina Society, ASRS, AAO, ARVO, and Vit Buckle Society, and is a past ASRS Honor Award recipient.