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Foundations of Corneal Disease

Past, Present and Future

  • Kathryn Colby
  • Reza Dana

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction & Historic Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kathryn Colby
      Pages 3-12
    3. Michael A. Lemp, Gary N. Foulks
      Pages 23-30
  3. Perspectives on Important Corneal and External Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Jaime D. Martinez, Guillermo Amescua, Eduardo C. Alfonso
      Pages 37-49
    3. Shruti Aggarwal, Deborah Pavan-Langston
      Pages 51-62
    4. Elisabeth J. Cohen, Bennie H. Jeng
      Pages 63-71
    5. Victor L. Perez, William Foulsham, Kristen Peterson, Reza Dana
      Pages 87-96
    6. Claes H. Dohlman, Marie-Claude Robert, Eleftherios I. Paschalis
      Pages 109-119
    7. Stephen D. Anesi, Peter Y. Chang, C. Stephen Foster
      Pages 121-138
  4. Surgery & Alternatives to Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Kenneth R. Kenyon, Kathryn M. Hatch, Roberto Pineda
      Pages 141-158
    3. Asim Farooq, Pushpanjali Giri, Dimitri Azar
      Pages 159-184
    4. Peter S. Hersh, Steven A. Greenstein
      Pages 195-205

About this book


The field of cornea has seen tremendous advances over the last 40 years—this uniquely comprehensive book will discuss the history of these advances, current best practices in important diseases of the cornea and ocular surface, and examine future directions in diagnosis and management. Written by leading experts, many of whom trained under Claes Henrik Dohlman, MD, PhD, whose influence and many invaluable contributions have defined and shaped the field of cornea, each chapter will reflect the state of the art in the various aspects of cornea.

Foundations of Corneal Disease: Past, Present, and Future contains six different sections, opening with an introduction which delves into the evolution of subspecialty training in cornea, provides a historical perspective of our understanding of ocular surface disease. Section Two addresses perspectives on important corneal and external diseases including infectious keratitis, dry eye, and herpes simplex. Section Three and Section Four address surgery and surgical alternatives, and frontiers in corneal research. Section Six closes this book with a discussion of special topics: imaging the cornea, corneal blindness, eye banking, and clinical trials in dry eye, and explores future directions in this fast-paced field.

Foundations of Corneal Disease: Past, Present, and Future contains is an ideal guide for corneal specialists, ophthalmology residents and fellows planning to enter cornea, corneal scientists, and to those in ophthalmology and visual science interested in a comprehensive resource on cornea and the history of this field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kathryn Colby
    • 1
  • Reza Dana
    • 2
  1. 1.Louis Block Professor Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual ScienceThe University of Chicago Medicine & Biological SciencesChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Claes H. Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical SchoolCornea & Refractive Surgery, Massachusetts Eye & EarBostonUSA

About the editors

Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD

Louis Block Professor

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences

Chicago, IL


Reza Dana MD, MSc, MPH

Claes H. Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology

Harvard Medical School 

Director, Cornea & Refractive Surgery, Massachusetts Eye & Ear

Boston, MA


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Foundations of Corneal Disease
  • Book Subtitle Past, Present and Future
  • Editors Kathryn Colby
    Reza Dana
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-25334-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-25335-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 400
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 118 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
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