February 20, 2015
Ida Iacobucci, Leader in the Field of Orthoptics, Updates a Classic Text
ANN ARBOR—Ida L. Iacobucci, C.O., an internationally known leader in the field of orthoptics, has published the 2nd edition of her classic text, Clinical Approach to Ocular Motility: Characteristics and Orthoptic Management of Strabismus. Professor Iacobucci, a longtime educator, established an orthoptic training program at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center and has treated patients with strabismus and other disorders involving eye misalignment for nearly 60 years. The text for her book is drawn from her lectures to University of Michigan first-year residents and orthoptic students. Miss Ida, as she is fondly known at the U-M Kellogg Eye Center, estimates that she has trained more than 300 residents over the years.
The new edition covers the current theory, science, and treatment of strabismus and cites advances in the field since her original text was first published in 1980. “These pages and chapters are filled with clinical and diagnostic pearls, which are the key to success in this challenging field—all presented in a readable and understandable format,” says Monte A. Del Monte, M.D., the Skillman Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan.
Professor Iacobucci joined the U-M Department of Ophthalmology in 1957, and went on to win the most important awards in orthoptics: the Scobee Award for excellence in training, and the Lancaster Award for lifetime achievement and contributions to the field. Recently, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the AACO for fifty-five years of excellence. In 1995, as another mark of her great dedication to her clinical practice, she established the Ida Lucy Iacobucci Orthoptic Clinic within the Carls Pediatric Ophthalmology clinic at the Kellogg Eye Center.
The book was published by MSIS Learning Design & Publishing at the University of Michigan and is available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1K8sQo0
Note: Orthoptics is concerned with the evaluation and treatment of disorders of vision, eye movements and eye alignment in children and adults. Strabismus, a common condition in children, is a visual problem in which the eyes are not aligned properly and point in different directions.
Written by Betsy Nisbet