Surgical Ophthalmic Oncology: A Collaborative Open Access Reference is Published!

Surgical Ophthalmic Oncology: A Collaborative Open Access Reference has been published by Springer Nature and is  available for download for free here

Five years ago, The First Eye Cancer Working Day was hosted by The Curie Institute in Paris, France. This was where the idea for the textbook was born, then called a  “Collaborative Open Access Surgical Textbook (COAST).” Recognizing that there were over 40 countries with NO eye cancer specialist, this “how to” book and video atlas was conceived to offer guidance for general ophthalmologists in those countries. 

Drs. Sonal Chaugule and Santosh Honavar, together with Dr. Finger moved this impressive project from conception to publication. The Eye Cancer Foundations’ support allowed the book to become public access and thus readable on any computer in the world. The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) has endorsed this work. All told, this book includes the hard work of more than 25 authors who are ophthalmic oncologists, ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeons, vitreo-retinal surgeons, ocular pathologists, and radiation oncologists all from internationally renowned health care institutions. 

This textbook describes symptoms, diagnostic and treatment approaches for oncologic conditions. It covers indications, pre- and post-operative care, and surgical techniques that are required to manage the many types of eye cancer. There are also various illustrations to support reading and enhance the reader’s learning experience, making this a valuable and impressive resource for anyone interested in learning about eye cancer and how it is being treated. One can also find a meticulous approach to treating common and rare eye diseases complete with the key points that are required for performing the surgeries. This original concept book follows the goals of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) in order to improve the quality of a patient’s life and eyesight by spreading  knowledge and improving the education of these diseases.


Dr. Finger finds the book available at the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in San Francisco.

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