Written mainly for pediatric ophthalmologists and strabismologists, but also of great value to trainees, this text guides the reader through the thought processes needed for successful management of strabismus. Through the repeated use of icons, all material is designated as either basic, advanced, important points, pearls, or myths, and there is frequent use of case presentations from the author's consultation files. Strabismus - Practical Pearls Not Found in Textbooks. starts where the other standard texts leave off. It contains a distillation of the many practical "pearls" that Dr. Kushner has accumulated and shared with residents and fellows over a 40 year career with a tertiary care practice in strabismus. It describes the nuances in decision-making with a discussion of pros and cons of many treatment approaches and hypothesis and attempts to simulate the experience of spending time in clinic with a seasoned mentor who is passionate about teaching. von Kushner, Burton J.
Burt J. Kushner, MD, is Professor Emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a pediatric ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of strabismus and his contributions include demonstration of improved visual fields of patients following strabismus surgery, elucidation of torsional eye movements in normals as well as patients with strabismus, and a novel hypotheses on the mechanism of "overacting" extraocular muscles. Dr. Kushner has written over 200 peer-reviewed articles, many of which are on the classification and treatment of intermittent exotropia, and he has authored over 40 textbook chapters. He has given 24 named lectures and received many awards. Dr. Kushner was the Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus service in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Kushner is very well known and respected in the field and has significant name recognition as a strabismus expert.