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


The Editors and Contributors would like to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of Leslie MacKeen, who for 12 years was our ophthalmic imaging specialist. Many of the images herein were taken by her and it is to her that we attribute so much of the high quality. Excellence was always a characteristic of her work and we hope that this atlas will reflect in some way all that she did for our Departmental imaging unit.

Many other individuals made important contributions to this book including our ophthalmic photographers and imaging specialists, Cynthia VandenHoven, Carmelina Trimboli and Lindsay Hampton, who consistently provided us with support, great images, and the willingness to go beyond the call of duty. Erica Bell, Charmaine DeSouza and Constance Johnson proved to be invaluable resources particularly in the final phases as the project came together in its final form. We would also like to thank the word processing department at Geisinger Medical Center and Linda Walters, Diane Syreika, Vicki Breech and Cindy Taylor for their assistance with the preparation of the legends. We are grateful for the support and assistance of all of our present and past residents and fellows as well as our clinic personnel and hospital volunteers without whom the patients would not be seen as efficiently and with whom the staff physicians contributing to this atlas are best able to apply their diagnostic focus. Many ophthalmologists who are no longer with our Department deserve mention for their diagnostic contributions as well: Drs. J. Donald Morin, Ted Graham, Jack Crawford, Henry Brent, Maria Arstikaitis, Maria Musarella, Tom Pashby, William Callahan, John Cardarelli and Lois Lloyd. Special thanks go out to our Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at The Hospital For Sick Children, Dr. Elise HĂŠon and to the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Herbert Ingraham for their contributions, support and leadership. We would also like to extend our most gracious appreciation to the patients and families who give us the privilege of participation in their care.

This atlas would also not have been possible without the persistence of our publisher and the enormous organizational and technical contribution of our assistants Crystal Rhyno and Jason Rocha.

Most of all we thank our own families for their endless support. In particular the Editors are grateful for the warm support, love and patience of Faith, Josh and Mike Levin. This atlas is also published in loving memory of Gerald E. Wilson and with gratitude to Tom's mom, wife Lori and children Mara and John for their unwavering love and encouragement. Family always has and always will come first.