With surface treatments gaining in popularity, a book that addresses in-depth analysis of the latest advancements is essential. Refractive Surface Ablation: PRK, LASEK, Epi-LASIK, Custom, PTK and Retreatment offers step-by-step information on everything from the patient selection process to performing the procedures to patient management.
Dr. Paolo Vinciguerra, along with over twenty renowned international contributors, weaves together multiple topics on surface ablations inside this all-inclusive, yet concise text—answering the questions on the mind of even the most experienced refractive surgeon.
Successful surface ablation is dependant upon total patient management by today's surgeon. Refractive Surface Ablation provides, in comprehensive detail, the patient selection process, assessment, an understanding of the software, treatment, pain, haze, and patient management.
Some topics covered include:
-Topography based biometry
-Causes and management of surface ablation complications
-Proper diagnosis and treatment of decentration
-Drug effect evaluation by confocal microscopy
-Advanced use of aberrometry for custom ablation
-Different LASEK and surface ablation techniques
-The comprehensive and user-friendly instruction for difficult and complex cases allows the surgeon to be at the forefront with the latest techniques and procedures involved with surface ablation.
Inside you will also find:
-Integration of topography, tomography, confocal microscopy, and normograms
-Chapters specific to intra and post-operative complications and re-treatment.
-Over 200 color images and photographs
Refractive Surface Ablation: PRK, LASEK, Epi-LASIK, Custom, PTK and Retreatment is a unique and essential resource for the novice and experienced ophthalmologist and optometrist.