LASIK Handbook A Case-Based Approach 

From surgical planning and patient prep, to the latest tools and techniques, The LASIK Handbook: A Case-Based Approach uses real-world examples and straightforward language to help readers optimize results and avoid potential pitfalls.

The text is patient-focused rather than technology-focused and leads the refractive surgeon through a series of real life cases in a progression from the more straight-forward to the increasingly complex with useful take home points in each surgical planning, technique and management of complications are reviewed in a case-based contemporary approach relevant no matter your level of experience.

This hands-on resource provides…
• Practical, case-based format uses real-world examples to promote safe, effective practice, relevant to all refractive surgeons.
• Convenient indexes group cases by clinical findings, making it easy to locate those cases relevant to your prospective patient
• Emphasis on patient-centered care focuses on surgical planning, preparation, and approach, including the prevention and management of complications.
• Coverage of a wide range of equipment familiarizes readers with the latest tools and technologies.
• Expert perspectives identify the pros and cons of the equipment used in LASIK procedures.
• “Take Home Points” highlight valuable information for quick reference.
• 70-question self-assessment test reinforces understanding.

NEW to the Second Edition…
• Fully updated content describes the fundamentals of LASIK treatment as well as the latest tools, techniques, and tips.
• 105 cases (including 30 new cases) cover a wide array of actual clinical experience.
• 21 instructional videos demonstrate technique and management available in a  companion website
• 70 self-assessment questions with detailed discussions allow you to test your knowledge and an interactive online question bank provides opportunities to enhance critical thinking and assess learning.
• New chapters on the latest technologies address corneal topography, OCT, femtosecond and excimer lasers and collagen cross-linking written by experts.
• New chapters on international perspectives covers LASIK as performed around the world.
• New chapter on lens implant power selection after LASIK surgery.

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Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology – Wills Eye Institute – Cornea


This text is part of the Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology which was developed at Philadelphia’s famed Wills Eye Institute.  The beauty of this series is the powerful combination of illustrative photographs and a summary approach to the text.  While the seven ophthalmic subspecialties in this series—Cornea, Retina, Glaucoma, Oculoplastics, Neuroophthalmology, Pediatrics, and Uveitis—employ varying levels of visual recognition, a relatively standard format for the text is used for all volumes.  The goal of the series is to provide an up-to-date clinical overview of the major areas of ophthalmology for students, residents, and practitioners in all the healthcare professions.

Cornea, Second Edition, presents guidelines for the differential diagnosis and treatment of cornea diseases as seen by the ophthalmic resident, general ophthalmologist, and the cornea specialist. The book uses color photographs of the important corneal, anterior segment, and external diseases with an outline format to succinctly illustrate and describe these conditions. Each section covers the clinical features of the important cornea and external eye diseases, diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses, and treatment.  This atlas features more than 440 full color photographs important corneal, anterior segment and external diseases.

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Atlas and Clinical Reference Guide for Corneal Topography


Corneal topography has become essentially a pattern recognition trade, best learned by viewing multiple images of representative patterns. In spite of this, currently available topography books focus only on the technology behind topography, or a particular application of topography, as opposed to presenting a comprehensive collection of topographic patterns that provide quick, consistent pattern recognition and identification. Drs. Wang and Kugler, along with Drs. Morgan and Boerman, look to fill this void with Atlas and Clinical Reference Guide for Corneal Topography.

Atlas and Clinical Reference Guide for Corneal Topography is the first corneal topography book that lends itself to efficient image search and reference for busy clinicians at chair side. Organized into both map-based and disease-based sections, the book allows for quick reference in busy clinical situations.

Images come from the commonly used topographers, the Zeiss Atlas and the Oculus Pentacam, but the principles of pattern recognition can be applied to any topographer. Due to the text’s large collection of topographic images and corresponding corneal conditions, Atlas and Clinical Reference Guide for Corneal Topography can be used side by side with the topographer.

Designed as both a learning tool for students and a reference for clinicians to use when faced with a challenging topography interpretation, Atlas and Clinical Reference Guide for Corneal Topography will be appreciated by a wide spectrum of eye care professionals. General ophthalmologists, cataract and refractive surgeons, corneal specialists, optometrists, and ophthalmology residents and students will benefit from this invaluable atlas for corneal topography.

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Corneal Topography: From Theory to Practice


This book is designed to offer clarity to the clinician. It is divided into three sections: Basics, Devices, and Applications. Chapters in the Basics section are foundational and applicable to all devices, independent of specific technology. Chapter 1 focuses on corneal surface geometry, including curvature. Chapter 2 highlights the important subtleties of how elevation data are interpreted. Chapter 3 illustrates how corneal thickness maps are advantageous over single point measures of central pachymetry. Finally, Chapter 4 describes the myriad of different indices for distinguishing keratoconic from normal corneal topography that are published in the literature to date.

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101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery Second Edition


Looking for quick and user-friendly surgical tips for refractive, cataract, and corneal surgery? Need all of the most important and practical information to be at your fingertips at a moments notice? The updated Second Edition of101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery will rise to the challenge and be your only go-to surgical guide!

Drs. Melki and Azar follow the same format as with their previous edition in that the information is organized as a condensed summary of key pearls and pitfalls of challenging surgical procedures in refractive, cataract, and corneal surgery.

Focusing on practical tips rather than theoretical aspects of surgical procedures, and including clear illustrations of techniques, 101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery, Second Edition is a user-friendly, straightforward guide to surgical success. Each pearl will enhance surgical outcomes, reduce surgical time, minimize complications, or simplify a complicated step.

Pearls include practical tips on:
• IOL Calculations after LASIK
• Treatment of post-LASIK keratectasia
• Masking agents for smoother ablation
• Amniotic membrane transplantation
• CK, Monovision, and Blended Vision
• LASIK flap buttonhole prevention and management
• Repairing Descemet’s detachments
• Presbyopic IOLs
• Capsular Dyes in Cataract Surgery

Both beginning and advanced surgeons will benefit from this unique, no-nonsense book of practical tips. Bring 101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery, Second Edition into your practice today.

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Mastering Corneal Surgery


Mastering Corneal Surgery: Recent Advances and Current Techniques comprehensively covers all the recent advances in the existing techniques for common and rare corneal conditions, as well as presents the potential intraoperative circumstances the surgeon can face with their patients.

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Keratoprostheses and Artificial Corneas: Fundamentals and Surgical Applications


This book covers the field of keratoprosthesis in detail and focuses specifically on the Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro), which is the device most widely used today. Extensive information is provided on all aspects of KPro surgery, from history and preoperative evaluation to surgical techniques and postoperative management of complications. Surgical videos are included that will aid both beginning and advanced corneal surgeons in mastering these procedures. In addition, essential basic science concepts relevant to keratoprosthesis surgery are explained and other keratoprostheses in use around the world are considered. A brief overview of integrating artificial corneas is provided and the future of keratoprosthesis is also discussed. The book is written by some of the most distinguished and renowned experts in the field.

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Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Keratoplasty


Keratoplasty is the transplantation of all or part of the cornea to repair scarred or damaged tissue. A femtosecond laser is a laser which emits ultrashort pulses, used for minimally invasive corneal surgery. This book is a concise guide to the technique of femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty. Beginning with an introduction to the technology, the following chapters discuss its use for different disorders. This practical text is based on the surgical experience of its internationally recognised authors from Spain, Germany, France and the USA. It includes more than 230 full colour clinical photographs and illustrations to enhance learning. Key points * Concise guide to the corneal transplantation procedure of femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty * Covers key technologies and uses for different disorders * Internationally recognised author and editor team * Includes more than 230 clinical photographs and illustrations

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Cornea Atlas 3rd ed.


Get an unprecedented view of corneal disease with Cornea Atlas by Jay H. Krachmer, MD and David A. Palay, MD. Hailed as the sharpest, most accurate collection of corneal images available, it is the only atlas that offers such an easy-to-understand, up-to-date review of clinical presentations and surgical techniques for all corneal and external eye disorders.

  • Sharpen your diagnostic and surgical skills for all corneal and external eye disorders – including tumors, dystrophic and degenerative disorders, inflammatory diseases, corneal manifestations of systemic disease, traumatic injuries, and therapeutic and reconstructive surgical procedures.
  • Rely on the expertise of internationally renowned ophthalmologists who have developed many innovative techniques for diagnosing and treating corneal and external eye diseases.
  • Apply the latest techniques and advances in corneal disease and ophthalmology, including endothelial keratoplasty and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK).
  • Gain clear visual guidance on the full range of corneal and external eye disorders thanks to 1300 of the best corneal images from the world’s top ophthalmologists!
  • Navigate a full range of challenges from routine procedures to post-operative complications.
  • Identify and examine key diagnostic features through magnified insets.
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Keratoconus When, Why and Why Not: A Step-by-Step Systematic Approach


Keratoconus is degeneration of the structure of the cornea. The cornea is the clear tissue covering the front of the eye. The shape of the cornea slowly changes from the normal round shape to a cone shape. (PubMed Health). This book is a step by step guide to the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus. Beginning with an introduction to the classification and patterns of the disease, the following section examines treatment options, discussing in detail when to treat, why to use a particular treatment modality and why not to use other treatment options. Nine case studies are presented, as well as a final self assessment section allowing students to test their knowledge. Key Features * Step by step guide to the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus * Clear discussion on which treatments to use and why * Nine case studies presented with detailed explanations * Includes self assessment section * More than 200 colour images and illustrations

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Corneal Topography in Clinical Practice


Corneal topography is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. This procedure may be carried out with a Pentacam, which uses a rotating camera to create a 3D image of the anterior of the eye. This second edition has been fully updated to provide the latest developments in corneal topography and tomography using the Pentacam machine. Beginning with an introduction, the following sections describe the fundamentals of corneal topography and use of the Pentacam with different ophthalmic disorders. With nearly 250 high quality, colour images and illustrations, this concise guide is especially useful to graduate and postgraduate students in learning how to read and interpret corneal topography.

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Mastery of Holcomb C3-R Crosslinking for Keratoconus and Other Disorders for Patients and Physicians


Keratoconus is degeneration of the structure of the cornea. The cornea is the clear tissue covering the front of the eye. In keratoconus, the shape of the cornea slowly changes from round to conical (PubMed Health). In the early stages, keratoconus can be corrected with the use of lenses, but in the later stages, surgery is the only option. Holcomb C3-R(r) is a non-surgical technique that involves placing drops of the vitamin Riboflavin into the eye and using a UV light to activate them. The drops strengthen the fibres of the cornea and over time, preserve sight (American Keratoconus Association). This book is a concise guide to the technique of Holcomb C3-R(r) to treat keratoconus. Authored by the inventor of the procedure, Brian S Boxer Wachler, the text is based on his first hand clinical experience and explains the history and basic science of cross linking, the development and naming of the technique, its uses and complications, and first patient results. Key points * Concise guide to technique of Holcomb C3-R(r) to treat keratoconus * Authored by inventor of the technique and based on clinical experience * Includes more than 60 full colour images and illustrations

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Aravind’s Atlas of Fungal Corneal Ulcers


– A Comprehensive overview of all the aspects of fungal keratitis including the clinical presentation, diagnosis and laboratory techniques. – Fungal corneal ulcers are an important cause of ocular morbidity throughout the world. The recent epidemic in the western world has ensured that it is now recognized universally to be a public health problem. – The importance of microbiological techniques to confirm the diagnosis and thereby to plan for an appropriate therapy cannot be underestimated.

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Corneal Surgery: Theory Technique and Tissue, 4e


Frederick S. Brightbill MD (Author), Peter J. McDonnell MD (Author), Charles N. J. McGhee MB PhD FRCS FRCOphth FRANZCO (Author), Ayad A. Farjo MD (Author), Olivia Serdarevic MD (Author)

Book Description
Publication Date: December 15, 2008 | ISBN-10: 0323048358 | ISBN-13: 978-0323048354 | Edition: 4th
This updated, full-color 4th edition features a greatly expanded surgical focus for a practical guide to corneal surgery. The expert guidance of internationally renowned editors provides you with authoritative and current coverage that takes you from an in-depth exploration corneal function as related to corneal surgery through to the correction of refractive errors. New chapters ensure that you stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the field. This easy-to-use, state-of-the-art resource has been reorganized to focus strictly on surgery to provide you with more coverage of recent surgical advances. Featuring a DVD-ROM with video clips of common surgical procedures, this is a text no ophthalmologic surgeon should be without.

Presents boxes of clinical pearls throughout the text for accessible expert guidance.

Features the latest surgical techniques and postoperative management of penetrating and lamellar keratoplasty -to provide you with details on hot topics in the field.
Gives you fresh insights with new sections and a broader perspective from a new team of editors.
Makes use of full color throughout the text, as well as step-by-step surgical line illustrations and full-color photographs so you gain a more accurate visual understanding of corneal surgery.
Emphasizes refractive surgery considerations, including technique, with supporting medical illustrations and video presentations.
Includes a bonus DVD-ROM with video clips of the most common surgical procedures for an excellent “real-time” guide.

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Anterior Segment Diseases (Instant Clinical Diagnosis in Ophthalmology)

Arturo Perez Arteaga (Author) , Ashok Sharma  (Author)

The latest guidelines for diagnosing and treating corneal diseases

This well-illustrated full-color reference provides the latest guidelines for diagnosing and treating corneal diseases.


  • Full-color presentation with numerous illustrations
  • Provides complete updated information on all types of anterior segment diseases
  • With in-depth focus, the authors concentrate on vital areas of the surface abnormalities, including pathology of tear film, disease of conjunctiva, eyelids, and tumors
  • Presents updated guidelines to establish instant and correct clinical diagnosis for proper and timely treatment of corneal diseases
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Copeland and Afshari’s Principles and Practice of Cornea

Robert A., Jr., M.D. Copeland (Editor), Natalie A., M.D. Afshari (Editor), Claes H., M.D., Ph.D. Dohlman (Foreword)

Book Description
Publication Date: January 30, 2013 | ISBN-10: 9350901722 | ISBN-13: 978-9350901724 | Edition: 1 Har
The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye covering the iris and the pupil, allowing light to enter and covering two thirds of the eye’s focusing tasks. This two volume set is a comprehensive guide to the latest research and techniques for the cornea. Beginning with basic science, examination techniques and epidemiology, the following chapters discuss the diagnosis and the medical and surgical treatment of numerous different conditions and diseases that may affect the cornea. Written by an extensive international editor and author team, this manual features more than 1300 full colour clinical and histopathological images, as well as a DVD demonstrating a multitude of surgical techniques described in the book. Key points:

* Comprehensive two volume set describing diagnosis and treatment of numerous corneal disorders

* Features more than 1300 colour images and illustrations

* Extensive international author and editor team

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Corneal Surgery: Essential Techniques

Bruno Zuberbuhler (Author), Stephen Tuft (Author), David Gartry (Author), David Spokes (Author)
Book Description
Publication Date: July 28, 2013 | ISBN-10: 3642125018 | ISBN-13: 978-3642125010 | Edition: 2013

This book is an informative and comprehensive guide to the essential techniques currently employed in corneal surgery. It focuses in particular on two principal areas: the treatment of corneal disorders by means of different forms of corneal transplantation and the use of the Excimer laser to treat refractive disorders. In order to facilitate learning and later deployment of the techniques a multimedia approach is used. Surgical steps are described clearly within the book and can then be observed in detail on the accompanying high-quality DVD. A further feature is the inclusion of a chapter devoted to wet lab training, which presents practical preparatory exercises. This book will be of special value as a handy reference for ophthalmologists who are just embarking upon their surgical training. However, it will also be informative for trained eye surgeons, who will be able to compare their own practice with the presented procedures and to assimilate the latest techniques.

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Ocular Surface Disease: Cornea, Conjunctiva and Tear Film

Edward J Holland MD(Author), Mark J Mannis MD FACS (Author), W. Barry Lee MD FACS (Author)

Ocular Surface Disease: Cornea, Conjunctiva and Tear Film incorporates current research and the latest management strategies as well as classification systems and treatment paradigms for all forms of ocular surface disease. This is the first comprehensive resource that helps you to meet ocular surface disease challenges effectively using today’s best medical and surgical approaches.

Get the complete, evidence-based guidance you need to provide optimal care for your patients with ocular surface disease.
Implement the latest drug treatments and surgical interventions to provide better outcomes with fewer complications.
Hone and expand your surgical skills by watching videos of leading experts performing advanced procedures including ocular surface transplantation techniques; amniotic membrane transplantation; pterygium surgery; lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) in ocular surface disease; and keratoprosthesis surgery.
Visualize how to proceed by reviewing detailed, full-color images and consulting new classification systems and treatment paradigms for mild to severe forms of ocular surface disease.

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Elevation Based Corneal Tomography

Michael W. Belin – MD FACS (Author), Stephen S. Khachikian – MD (Author), Renato Ambrosio Jr. – MD PhD (Author), Michael W. Belin (Editor), Stephen S. Khachikian (Editor), Renato Ambrosio Jr. (Editor)



Book Description
Publication Date: June 20, 2012 | ISBN-10: 9962678536 | ISBN-13: 978-9962678533 | Edition: Second
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2: Evolution of Topographic / Tomographic Imaging
Chapter 3: Understanding Elevation Based Topography: How Elevation Data is Displayed
Chapter 4: The Importance of Understanding the Reference Surface
Chapter 5: Suggested Set-up and Screening Guidelines
Chapter 6: Normative Data for the Oculus Pentacam
Chapter 7: Comprehensive Pachymetric Evaluation
Chapter 8: Keratoconus / Ectasia Detection with a Modified (Enhanced) Reference Surface – Belin / Ambrósio Enhanced Ectasia Display III
Chapter 9: Keratoconus & Ectasia Detection: Asymmetric Keratoconus & Post LASIK Ectasia Study
Chapter 10: Applications of Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Improving Tomographic Screening for Ectasia
Chapter 11: Elevation Topography Atlas
Chapter 12: Scheimpflug Images in Clinical Practice
Chapter 13: BESSt 2 Formula for IOL Calculation
Chapter 14: Evaluation of Corneal Optical Quality for Premium IOLs with Pentacam HR
Chapter 15: Scheimpflug Evaluation of Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma
Chapter 16: Other Displays
Chapter 17: The Use of Pentacam in a Cataract Practice
Chapter 18: Glossary

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Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca and Filamentary Keratopathy


This invaluable diagnostic aid has a wealth of in-vivo images at high magnification that capture the features of KCS, or dry-eye syndrome, as well as filamentary keratopathy, a rarely seen associative pathology. The images depict a wide range of presentations.

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