From surgical planning and patient prep, to the latest tools and techniques, The LASIK Handbook: A Case-Based Approach uses real-world examples and straightforward language to help readers optimize results and avoid potential pitfalls.
The text is patient-focused rather than technology-focused and leads the refractive surgeon through a series of real life cases in a progression from the more straight-forward to the increasingly complex with useful take home points in each surgical planning, technique and management of complications are reviewed in a case-based contemporary approach relevant no matter your level of experience.
This hands-on resource provides…
- Practical, case-based format uses real-world examples to promote safe, effective practice, relevant to all refractive surgeons.
- Convenient indexes group cases by clinical findings, making it easy to locate those cases relevant to your prospective patient
- Emphasis on patient-centered care focuses on surgical planning, preparation, and approach, including the prevention and management of complications.
- Coverage of a wide range of equipment familiarizes readers with the latest tools and technologies.
- Expert perspectives identify the pros and cons of the equipment used in LASIK procedures.
- “Take Home Points” highlight valuable information for quick reference.
- 70-question self-assessment test reinforces understanding.
NEW to the Second Edition…
- Fully updated content describes the fundamentals of LASIK treatment as well as the latest tools, techniques, and tips.
- 105 cases (including 30 new cases) cover a wide array of actual clinical experience.
- 21 instructional videos demonstrate technique and management available in a companion website
- 70 self-assessment questions with detailed discussions allow you to test your knowledge and an interactive online question bank provides opportunities to enhance critical thinking and assess learning.
- New chapters on the latest technologies address corneal topography, OCT, femtosecond and excimer lasers and collagen cross-linking written by experts.
- New chapters on international perspectives covers LASIK as performed around the world.
- New chapter on lens implant power selection after LASIK surgery.
Table of Contents
SECTION I. LASIK FUNDAMENTALS Chapter 1. Basic LASIK Robert S. Feder SECTION II. DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT Chapter 2. Corneal Topography Robert S. Feder Chapter 3. Optical Coherence Tomography Robert Weisenthal SECTION III. FLAPMAKING EQUIPMENT Chapter 4. The Microkeratomes David Hardten, Robert S. Feder Chapter 5. Femtosecond Lasers for LASIK Flap Creation Paul Bryar SECTION IV. EXCIMER LASERS Chapter 6. Technolas Platform Robert Weisenthal Chapter 7. VISX Star 4 Platform Coleman Kraff Chapter 8. Wavelight Allegretto Jonathan Rubenstein, Vanee Virasch Chapter 9. Schwind Dr. de Ortueta (Tentative) SECTION V. MANAGEMENT OF POST SURGICAL PROBLEMS Chapter 10. Retreatment of Patients After Primary Refractive Surgery Michael Rosenberg Chapter 11. LASIK Complications and Management Christopher J. Rapuano Chapter 12. Collagen Cross-Linking for Ectasia following Keratorefractive Surgery Gregor Wollensak, Frederik Raiskup, Eberhard Spoerl SECTION VI. OTHER SURGICAL CONSIDERATIONS Chapter 13. Role of Mitomycin C in Keratorefractive Surgery Parag Majmudar Chapter 14. Cataract Surgery after Keratorefractive Surgery Christopher J. Rapuano Chapter 15. Alternatives to LASIK Surgery Lawrence Gans SECTION VII. CASE STUDIES (We will add the Case Section \u201cIndex\u201d here to the Table of Contents for easier location of case topics.) SECTION VIII—INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES IN REFRACTIVE SURGERY (several authors) SECTION IX. ONLINE SELF-ASSESSMENT (Online only) SECTION X. VIDEO BANK—Online only