Refractive Surgery

by Amar Agarwal, Athiya Agarwal, Soosan Jacob

The next major breakthrough was in 1998 with the development of refractive cataract surgery. Advances in lens-based surgical technique and technology, such as those described in the intraocular lens chapters in this book, were driven by improved outcomes. In addition to accurate lens power calculations, considerations such as corneal curvature and lens sphericity lead to advances such as spheric intraocular lenses and bioptic procedures that combine intraocular lens implantation with corneal excimer laser surgery. Contemporary refractive surgeons need to be skilled in both cornea and lens-based refractive procedures for optical optimization. As refractive surgeons, our goals are evolving to meet increasing patient demands such as a full range of excellent uncorrected vision for a lifetime. This text will aid refractive surgeons in understanding the evolution of the subspecialty, in addition to serving as an excellent reference for the development of their knowledge and skills. Entering into a new age of refractive surgery where diagnostic equipment can evaluate both corneal and lenticular aberrations with increasing accuracy, and these state-of-the-art diagnostic modalities are described in detail in this text. In addition, future refractive surgical applications, such as those described in Pediatric Refractive Surgery, will likely gain popularity as we advance research in this exciting area. Corneal excimer laser surgery is covered extensively in the book with chapters on sub-Bowman’s keratomileusis and advanced surface ablation, as well as femtosecond lasers and microkeratomes. Furthermore, the book is well balanced for its contributions in lens- and corneal-based refractive surgery and clearly outlines the potential benefit of combining these procedures. In future, refractive surgeons will use the tools and techniques beautifully outlined in this text to provide not only an alternative for glasses and contact lenses, but possibly a universal replacement for them. Through six sections of this book, one may go through the curve of learning the basics with the most wanted tool in refractive technology—Corneal Topography, through the era of refractive surgical techniques to the epitome of refractive technologies—The Excimer Laser. he technique to develop worldwide acceptance and patient compatibility is the LASIK Technique. A variety of needs have been fulfilled by this technology. A wide panel of eye surgeons practicing the art of LASIK, with many others under their wing, give their valuable experiences through the pages of this book. In this book, importance is given to another big group, which is the Phakic IOL. The most important refractive surgery tool in the world is Phacoemulsification and today with No Anesthesia Cataract Surgery this is very important to learn. Phakonit and Laser Phakonit which remove cataract through a 0.9 mm incision have also changed the ball-game of refractive and cataract surgery.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Agarwal Amar
Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospital’s and Eye Research Centre, 19, Cathedral Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
2. Agarwal Athiya
Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospital’s and Eye Research Centre, 19, Cathedral Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
3. Jacob Soosan Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospital’s and Eye Research Centre, 19, Cathedral Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
ISBN 9788184484120
Speciality Ophthalmology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10723
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2009
Pages 588
Book Type Professional


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