“The textbook 27-Gauge Vitrectomy (Springer), by Ulrich Spandau and Mitrofanis Pavlidis, is a great place to start. … it does a thorough job of preparing a surgeon for the upgrade to 27G surgery. … This book is most appropriate for vitreoretinal surgeons planning a switch to smaller-gauge instrumentation, as well as for VR fellows and early-career VR surgeons.” (Euro Times, Vol. 21 (10), October, 2016)
Ulrich H.M. Spandau, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden. After graduating in Medicine from the University of Würzburg, Germany, Dr. Spandau completed residencies in the Departments of Ophthalmology at the University of Heidelberg and University of Mannheim-Heidelberg and surgical training at the Eye Clinic, Koblenz, Germany. He became an accredited Specialist in Ophthalmology in 2003. In 2006 he was appointed Vice Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Mannheim-Heidelberg and since 2008 he has been Attending Surgeon and Head of Ocular Surgery at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Uppsala. He is the author of more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and the previous Springer books Complications During and After Cataract Surgery (co-author Gabor Scharioth, ISBN 9783642544484, 2014) and Practical Handbook for Small-Gauge Vitrectomy (co-author Heinrich Heimann, ISBN 9783642232930, 2011).
Mitrofanis (Fanis) Pavlidis, Priv. Doz. Dr. med., works at the Augencentrum Köln (Cologne Eye Center), Germany, where he specializes in vitreoretinal diagnosis and surgery. Dr. Pavlidis studied Human Medicine at the University of Leipzig before specializing in Ophthalmology and completing his Habilitation in 2006 at the University of Münster. After working in vitreoretinal surgery and diagnostics at the Recklinghausen Eye Center, he was responsible for developing and leading the Department of Retinal Diagnostics and Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Medical Center Athens/ Laservision Athens, Greece. He joined the Augencentrum Köln in 2011. Dr. Pavlidis was one of the first ophthalmologists in Germany to work with 27G small-incision vitrectomy. He is the author of 26 original articles in peer-reviewed journals.