“I felt the need to work with something small, clean, and in an area that had a bright future for research. Ophthalmology seemed to be the natural fit.” – Dr. Arun Singh
I was born in England, but I grew up in India, where I went to medical school. I felt the need to work with something small, clean, and in an area that had a bright future for research. Ophthalmology seemed to be the natural fit for that. I studied ophthalmology in New Delhi and then in UK becoming fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. My last position in England was at St. Bart’s Hospital, where I was exposed to oncology. Since then, I’ve wanted to work in ophthalmic oncology. In 1990, I travelled to U.S. for additional training in Ophthalmic Oncology. Since 2003, I am the Director of Department of Ophthalmic Oncology at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic.
Over the last nine years at the Cleveland Clinic, with my co-editor Brandy Hayden, an expert ultrasonographer, we have developed a vast experience with eye tumors and other retinal diseases that frequently are assessed by ultrasonography. We wanted to share our experience by compiling a book that is easy to read and comprehend. The result is our new book with DVDs, Ophthalmic Ultrasonography, which explains how to do and interpret ophthalmic ultrasonography.
Like in other fields, all ultrasound images are digital, making them easy to access. The resolution is higher and the screens are bigger, so we can see greater details. There are also higher resolution scans for the interneuro segment and ultra-high resolution for the cornea. All of these recent developments are highlighted in the book.
Arun D. Singh, MD is the director of the Department of Ophthalmic Oncology in the Cole Eye Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is well-published researcher with more than 250 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is the editor of British Journal of Ophthalmology. He is also a manuscript reviewer for 14 national and international journals, including the Archives of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Acta Ophthalmology. He is editor of Ophthalmic Ultrasonography and Clinical Ophthalmic Oncology.
Dr. Singh has specialty interests in ophthalmic tumors in adults and children, with research interests in uveal melanoma, the genetics of retinoblastoma, retinal capillary hemangioma and von Hippel-Lindau disease. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology American, International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases, International Retinoblastoma Society, Macula Society, Vitreous Society, Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Jules Gonin Club. Dr. Singh is also Secretary of International Society of Ocular Oncology.