Popular UW Textbook Reaches New Audiences With Help of Former Visiting Fellow

A popular ophthalmology textbook authored by a world-renowned University of Wisconsin pediatric ophthalmologist has made its way overseas.

Burton Kushner MD’s “Strabismus: Practical Pearls You Won’t Find in Textbooks” has been translated into Chinese, with the help of a former visiting fellow.

“The book was published in the United States by Springer Press in 2017,” recalls Kushner, a professor emeritus in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. “Shortly thereafter, Grace Juan Ding approached me about translating it into Mandarin and having it published in China.”

Drs. Bing and Kushner
Drs. Ding and Kushner, 2012

Ding was an honorary fellowship-appointed international physician from China who observed in Dr. Kushner’s pediatric eye and adult strabismus clinics in 2012. She was successful in locating a Chinese publisher for the project, and the translated book was published in China in December 2023.

Ding is from Tianjin, China, where she is currently associate professor in the department of pediatric ophthalmology at the Tianjin Eye Hospital with the Tianjin Medical University.

“Grace did an amazingly meticulous job with the translations,” Kushner said, “and even found some typos that escaped my English editors.”


The dedication in the book reads:

To all who read this book: Dr. Ding has done a fabulous job in meticulously translating the text. It is my sincere hope that this book will be a guide for you on the road to “Orthophoria.”

             ~ Dr. Burton Kushner

English and Chinese textbook covers