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The Eye and Nutrition Paperback – April 10, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1556429644 ISBN-10: 1556429649 Edition: 1st

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 "Indeed this book simply takes the prize of the most beautiful I have ever reviewed in this section. The design is crisp, uncluttered, and clear. The book is a joy to read and to handle. As readers of this column will know, I usually recommend a book for a particular group - medical students, trainee ophthalmologists, general practitioners, practicing specialists or subspecialists. In this case, the target market is surely everyone."  

— Seamus Sweeney, EuroTimes, Dublin, Ireland

About the Author

Dr. Lucio Buratto graduated with degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Milan where he also specialized in clinical ophthalmology.    

As an eye surgeon, Dr. Buratto specializes in the surgical treatment of cataract; he also specializes in refractive surgery (correction of myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia); for his work in both sectors, he has earned international acclaim.   

The principal milestones of his professional career follow:   
  • He was one of the first surgeons in Europe to perform Kelman’s phacoemulsification, a technique for cataract extraction that is still considered to be the most sophisticated surgical method today.   
  • In parallel, he started using artificial lenses for insertion in the posterior chamber following phacoemulsification.    
  • Subsequently, he performed sutureless cataract surgery and began implanting foldable artificial lenses.   
  • He published the first book on modern cataract surgery that, for many years, was considered to be the Italian “bible” for this type of surgery; in the years that followed, he published a number of other books dealing with the same topic.
  • He was the first surgeon worldwide to suggest and use the excimer laser inside the cornea for the treatment of severe myopia (a technique now known as LASIK). Subsequently, he began treating mild myopia with surface techniques (PRK).
  • He then invented and was the first surgeon worldwide to use the new LASIK down-up technique, a major improvement to the original LASIK procedure for the correction of myopia.
  • He holds the US patent for this technique.He was appointed by the US FDA to monitor studies involving some new artificial lenses.
  • Due to his groundbreaking innovations in the field of eye surgery, he was nominated “Maestro dell’Oftalmologia Italiana” by the Italian Ophthalmology Society.
  • He was presented with the highest international award for a refractive surgeon–the “Barraquer” award–for his research and innovative developments to laser refractive surgery.In 2002, he published Phacoemulsification: Principles and Techniques in English and Spanish, a book that proved to be an international bestseller.He received the Award Certificate issued by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
  • In 2006, he was the first surgeon in Europe to transplant a cornea using the Intralase femtosecond laser.Each year in Milan, he organizes the most important Italian conference on cataract surgery with the participation of the most renowned international surgeons.
  • He has participated in 370 Italian and international conferences as speaker and lecturer and has organized 54 teaching courses specific for cataract surgery.
  • He has been included in the Italian Who’s Who listing since 1984.
  • He has performed many thousands of cataract and refractive surgeries.  
He is a member of 12 Societies of Ophthalmology, including American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), and The International Intra-Ocular Implant Club (IIIC).

He is a past President of the Associazione Italiana di Chirurgia della Cataratta e Chirurgia Refrattiva (Italian Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery).   

He is the current honorary president of AISO, Accademia Italiana di Scienze Oftalmologiche (Italian Academy of Ophthalmology Sciences).

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