Dr. Kreissig has spent a lifetime refining and teaching the minimalized approach to repairing retinal detachments. In this book, you will get the benefit of her experience -- in an easily accessible, pocket-sized handbook that fits into your lab coat and is also ideal for bedside or office consultation. The book is the first hands-on guide to the "art of buckling", i.e., applying a minimum of buckling without vitrectomy for retinal reattachment. The text is excellently illustrated and written in a dialogue style. From completing the preoperative exam to making the diagnosis and choosing the surgical technique, this book provides the facts and guidelines to successfully perform minimal extraocular surgery. It includes instructions on finding the retinal break in phakic, aphakic and pseudophakic detachments the four rules to find the primary break are presented on the back cover for immediate access. Ophthalmologists, fellows in retinal and vitreous surgery, students and residents will find this information-packed manual essential for diagnosing and repairing retinal detachments.