By Diane Donovan
Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
July 2015

Saving Sight
Andrew Lam, M.D.
Irie Books
12699 Cristi Way, Bokeelia, FL 33922
9781617203794, $12.95,

Saving Sight: An Eye Surgeon’s Look at Life Behind the Mask and the Heroes Who Changed the Way We See blends medical history and insights from an eye surgeon’s perspective, and is recommended for any health or medical collection with a special interest in ocular surgery and eye treatment processes.

Graphic surgical accounts and case histories of efforts to save sight under often-impossible conditions accompany chapters that include a healthy dose of history as they expose new research and changes in the area of eye medicine and intersperse medical case histories with intriguing discussions of how the field of eye surgery has changed and expanded over the decades.

The result are discussions especially recommended for medical students and readers with an interest in the field of ocular medical advancements: a survey that successfully combines the personal approach of a physician’s case histories with wider-ranging discussions of the field’s growth, challenges, and changing treatment options.