Surgical Techniques in Anterior and Posterior Lamellar Corneal Surgery

by Thomas John

This book Surgical Techniques in Anterior and Posterior Lamellar Corneal Keratoplasty Surgery is an extremely versatile tool for the ophthalmic surgeon. It can be performed to preserve vision, as in a tectonic graft following a corneal perforation or melt; to enhance vision as in an optical anterior or posterior lamellar keratoplasty to treat a corneal opacity or dystrophy, and to enhance vision as in lamellar refractive surgery. If we include LASIK, lamellar keratoplasty is the second most common surgical procedure performed by the ophthalmologist, surpassed only by cataract surgery. In many countries, corneal blindness challenges cataract blindness as the most common cause of severe visual disability. Like cataract surgery and lens implantation in the previous generation, lamellar keratoplasty is currently enjoying a renaissance of interest unimaginable a decade ago. The surgical techniques and clinical applications of lamellar keratoplasty have advanced at a rate so rapid that even the most dedicated corneal surgeon finds it a challenge to stay current. Fortunately, the author has dedicated himself to bring us a comprehensive text on this rapidly evolving field. Through the collaboration of a remarkable collection of surgeons from throughout the world, Surgical Techniques on Anterior and Posterior Lamellar Corneal Surgery represents a complete compilation of our knowledge regarding the art and science of lamellar keratoplasty. This book is a comprehensive textbook in lamellar corneal surgery that the reader would enjoy as he or she journeys through this wide spectrum of surgical techniques and instrumentation as it relates to the current status of lamellar corneal surgery.

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Book Detail

Editor
1. John Thomas
Editor's Affiliation
1. Loyola University at Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, USA, Cornea Institute of Illinois and Indiana, Tinley Park and Oak Lawn, Illinois, Merrillville, Indiana, USA, Chicago Cornea Research Center, Tinley Park, Illinois, USA
ISBN
9788180616051
Speciality
Ophthalmology
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10883
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2006
Pages
720
Book Type
Professional

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