Constance Okeke, MD, Releases New Book, “The Building Blocks of Trabectome Surgery, Volume 1 – Patient Selection”


"The Building Blocks of Trabectome Surgery, Volume 1 - Patient Selection" by Constance Okeke, MD, is aimed at helping ophthalmologists who are looking to expand their glaucoma treatment options to include the surgical option of Trabectome.

In the book, Dr. Okeke, a world-renowned glaucoma specialist, shares her 7-years of clinical experience with using Trabectome to treat her glaucoma patients. According to a news release, her book follows an easy-to-follow format that allows beginning-to-seasoned Trabectome surgeons, as well as followers of other MIGS surgeries, to learn effortlessly - including optometrists interested in fully understanding the microincision surgical options and its applicability to their glaucoma patients. It was written in a simple, practical, yet comprehensive style that gives a step by step approach to patient selection for Trabectome, which includes a MIGS patient selection calculator, pearls and tips on gonioscopy, patient consent, reimbursement, and a comprehensive list of other topics that are applicable to all ab interno angle surgery. Although the book is focused on patient selection, it does include intraoperative and postoperative care discussion.

All audiences - from beginning to advanced Trabectome surgeons, glaucoma specialists to anterior segment surgeons, ophthalmologist to optometrists, medical students, interns, residents, fellows and anyone interested in MIGS in general - can find value in this book, Dr. Okeke said.

Dr. Okeke is assistant professor of ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and leads the glaucoma team at Virginia Eye Consultants. She is an Ivy League-trained, board-certified glaucoma specialist with experience in over 1,000 Trabectome surgical cases. Dr. Okeke shares her experience of over 7 years pioneering microincision glaucoma surgery, or MIGS, through this book, research, authorship in prominent ophthalmology and optometry publications, surgical training videos, live hands-on training, speaking and personal coaching.

For more information or to purchase the book, visit https://tiny.cc/patient_selection.


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