Refractive surgery is eye surgery to improve the refractive state of the eye and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. The most common type of refractive surgery uses lasers to reshape the curvature of the cornea.
This book is a comprehensive guide to refractive surgery. Presented in five
steps, it begins with discussion on corneal imaging and its clinical application.
The second step examines key refractive procedures and step three offers advice on rules and guidelines for refractive surgery.
Step four is a guide to actually starting the procedure and avoidable complications. The final section describes a clinical case study.
Enhanced by nearly 500 high quality images, diagrams and tables, each chapter includes key points and clinical tips to assist understanding.
- Comprehensive guide to refractive surgery
- Presented in step by step format
- Key points and clinical tips in each chapter
- Includes nearly 500 images, diagrams and tables
Table of Contents
Step One: Corneal Imaging
Chapter 1: Topography and Tomography Science
Chapter 2: Wavefront Science
Chapter 3: Optical Coherence Tomography
Chapter 4: Corneal Biomechanics
Step Two: Main Refractive Options
Chapter 5: Main Refractive Options
Step Three: Rules and Guidelines in Refractive Surgery
Chapter 6: Rules and Guidelines in Refractive Surgery
Step Four: Start Off
Chapter 7: Clinical Approach
Chapter 8: Avoidable Refractive Complications
Step Five: Case Study
Chapter 9: Case Study
Mazen M Sinjab MD MSc CAB (Ophth) PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Damascus University, Syria