Mastering the Techniques of Corneal Refractive Surgery

by Jairo E Hoyos, Ashok Garg, Cyres K Mehta, Roberto Pinelli

Mastering the Techinques in Corneal Refractive Surgery derives from a mighty concentrated effort by Garg, Pallikaris, Hoyos, Avalos, Pinelli, Piovella and Mehta to bring together a select group of exponents in the field of refractive surgery in order to discuss techniques and procedures constantly questioned in contemporary ophthalmology. It is mandatory to speak of contemporaneousness once the evolution of means and methods for the practice of our specialty involves technology in continuous and overwhelming velocity of transformation. In sixty-one chapters divided in four sections, the work exposes the essence of what present-day refractive surgeons consider important and indicates the direction of their thinking. The first section provides knowledge of how to deal with the different technology at our disposal, not only to treat but, most importantly, to precisely and correctly evaluate perspective candidates to refractive surgery. A comprehensive knowledge of the available technology and sound surgical indications are major requirements to avoid complications. The second section exposes the reader to various techniques by thoroughly describing the main approaches to refractive surgery which have proven most effective in the hands of experienced surgeons. The third section focus on how to prevent and manage complications. The authors share valuable information and insights leading the attentive reader to improvement in results. The fourth and last section is an enticing journey through new perspectives of corneal refractive surgery, anticipating what may well be a reality in the near future. Two to three decades ago a skeptic and frightened but also curious and inquisitive ophthalmic community watched the raids of intrepid surgeons on the cornea, cutting it, burning it and excising tissue from its surface with lasers. These are but remote images, now replaced by state-of-the-art technology which provides detailed examinations of the corneal structure as well as sophisticated evaluation of aberrations.

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Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Hoyos Jairo E
Instituto Oftalmológico Hoyos, Sabadell—Barcelona—Spain
2. Garg Ashok
Garg Eye Institute and Research Centre 235-Model Town, Dabra Chowk Hisar-125005 (India)
3. Mehta Cyres K
Dr Mehta’s International Eye Institute, 147, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba, Mumbai, India
4. Pinelli Roberto Instituto Laser Microchirurgia Oculare, Crystal Palace, Via Cefalonia 70, Brescia (Italy)
ISBN 9788180616181
Speciality Ophthalmology, Surgery
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10500
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2006
Pages 544
Book Type Professional


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