Hospital for Sick Children's, The: Atlas of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, 1st Edition

Preface

The Hospital For Sick Children's Atlas of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus is a collection of photographs and images reprsenting the wide variety of ocular disorders experienced at our institution. The Hospital For Sick Children, now fondly known as SickKids, started in the spring of 1875 in a small house located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Over the past 125 years, The Hospital has expanded to become one of the largest children's hospitals in the world. The mission of the hospital is to lead and partner to improve the health of children through the intregration of clinical care, education, and research.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences is an integral part of this academic health science center, providing high quality medical and surgical care for children with complex medical diseases. The department has trained ophthalmology residents and fellows from all over the world. We had the privilege to train as pediatric ophthalmology fellows at SickKids and this book is in part a demonstration of our gratitude to those who taught us and this institution which gave us that wonderful year.

Each photograph in the atlas is accompanied by a concise but comprehensive description of the ocular disorder. The first section of the atlas is dedicated to isolated ocular diseases and is subdivided based upon the anatomical location of the disease (e.g., retina, lens, optic nerve). The second portion of the atlas focuses on the ocular manifestations of systemic disease and is organized by organ system (e.g., renal, endocrine, musculoskeletal). We hope this atlas will be an excellent resource for pediatricians, general ophthalmologists, pediatric ophthalmologists and other physicians interested in ocular disease of childhood. We believe ophthalmology trainees will find this atlas a valuable guide for examination review and in acquiring basic knowledge in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

As the primary pediatric academic health science center in Canada, patients come from all over the world to be cared for at The Hospital for Sick Children. We are grateful to the patients for allowing us to participate in their care and share with you the extraordinary breadth of examples of ocular disease that fill the pages of this book as a result of the work of SickKids.