Book Review: Ocular Burns and Their Treatment monograph, by S.A. Iakymenko, Prof., Dr Sc (Med)
Iakymenko S.A. [Ocular Burns and Their Treatment]. Odesa: Chornomor’ia; 2020. ISBN: 978-966-555-327-4. Russian.
Reviewed by: S.K. Dmitriev, Prof., Dr Sc (Med), Head of Glaucoma Microsurgery and Lens Pathology Department, Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy
The monograph presents large science and practice material on studies of the pathogenesis and treatment of ocular burns and their sequelae which has been accumulated for years by the Burn Injury Department (particularly, by the author of the monograph) at the Filatov institute.
It consists of three sections on the clinical features, classification, pathogenesis and pathogenesis-related drug treatment of ocular burns (Section I), surgical treatment of fresh burns (Section II), and surgical treatment of ocular burn sequelae (Section III).
Therefore, the monograph addresses practically all theory and practice issues in ocular burn care, which is of scientific and practical interest to ophthalmologists.
The Burn Injury Department at the Filatov institute is known to be the sole unit in the world specialized in ocular burn care. Original studies on the pathogenesis of ocular burns have been conducted and new methods of surgical and drug treatment of ocular burns and their sequelae have been developed in the department for years.
Professor S.A. Iakymenko, the author of the monograph, is a distinguished specialist in this area, has a great experience in studies on ocular burn issues, and published numerous works on the pathogenesis of eye burns and developing new methods for their treatment, which was addressed in detail in the monograph.
Therefore, I believe that a large piece of work by Professor S.A. Iakymenko was worthy of publication.