LASIK Techniques: Pearls and Pitfalls (Paperback)
LASIK Techniques: Pearls and Pitfalls (Paperback)
by J. Kevin Belville (Editor), Ronald Smith (Editor)
# Paperback: 232 pages
# Publisher: Slack Incorporated; First edition (October 30, 2003)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1556426224
# ISBN-13: 978-1556426223
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Book Description
LASIK Techniques: Pearls and Pitfalls is a focused, practical text that contains numerous insights and pearls to assist with LASIK surgery. Utilizing an interview-style format to present the similarities and differences in the LASIK operating procedures, this book compares and analyzes the experience of 10 influential refractive surgeons.

Editors J. Kevin Belville, MD and Ronald J. Smith, MD, MPH, FACS designed this resource for the surgeon familiar with LASIK, but who wants to improve his or her technique by reading how experts perform this corrective procedure. Questions were presented to the surgeons that focus on practical topics. The presentation of their answers in an organized manner, coupled with the editors' in-depth analysis, enables readers to increase their understanding of targeted surgical techniques.

Tables accompanying the text assist the reader in following the various surgeons' descriptions and suggestions. At the end of each chapter, the editors conduct a comparative analysis of each topic, dissecting areas of resemblance and diversity between the surgeons.

Surgeons interviewed include Arturo Chayet, MD; Eric Donnenfeld, MD; Daniel Durrie, MD; Richard Lindstrom, MD; Robert Maloney, MD, MA (Oxon); Edward Manche, MD; Lee Nordan, MD; Vance Thompson, MD as well as Dr. Belville and Dr. Smith.

Whether you are looking to increase your understanding of LASIK techniques or refining operating procedures to improve surgical results, LASIK Techniques: Pearls and Pitfalls is a great, compact reference to have by your side.

Some Topics Include:
Preoperative evaluation of indications and contraindications for LASIK Creating a flap using Hansatome, NIDEK, Moria, ACS, and Intralase kerotomes Laser ablation Management of complications Postoperative care
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