Saving Sight: An Eye Surgeon's Look at Life Behind the Mask and the Heroes Who Changed the Way We See
Publish Date: 2013-05-20
Author: Andrew Lam
In Saving Sight, Dr. Andrew Lam explains the intricacies of human sight and shines a light on the heroes who fought to save it, while also revealing the personal side of life as an eye surgeon - the stress and joy of a man who, on his best days, can turn darkness into light.
The author brings readers into the operating room to share the constant risks, high expectations, and occasional triumphs that accompany him there, providing an unflinching, gritty look at a surgeon's approach to eye trauma, cataracts, LASIK, retinal detachments, macular degeneration and more.
Dr. Lam blends his illuminating personal narrative with the uplifting stories of men like Louis Braille, Judah Folkman, Harold Ridley, Charles Kelman and many others whose inventions have enabled us to see in all kinds of unimaginable ways.
Honorable Mention - 2013 London Book Festival
Honorable Mention - 2013 New England Book Festival