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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Refraction and Retinoscopy: How to Pass the Refraction Certificate (Masterpass)


In order to become a Consultant Ophthalmologist it is necessary to learn the skill of refraction and retinoscopy which requires a great deal of skill and practice. This full-colour, comprehensive revision guide has been specifically tailored for candidates of the mandatory Refraction Certificate Examination assessed by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

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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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Step by Step: Reading Pentacam Topography: (Basic and Case Study Series)


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 revised to present ophthalmologists with the latest advances in the interpretation of corneal topography using the Pentacam. Beginning with discussion on various devices that may be used for corneal topography, the following sections explain accurate interpretation of the images for diagnosis and treatment. The new edition includes two new chapters on the use of Pentacam topography for refractive surgery patients. The final section presents clinical case studies to assist understanding. Key points * New edition presenting latest advances in interpretation of Pentacam topography * Includes two new chapters on Pentacam for refractive surgery patients * Features case studies to enhance understanding * Previous edition published in 2010

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Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach

coverRefractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach presents all of the necessary refractive surgery material to make an informed decision regarding diagnosis and management plans. Rather than utilizing the standard organization of most books, where major points are first introduced and then explained through a series of writings and references, this book relies on the clinical decision-making process involved with treating refractive surgery patients.
Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach by Dr. J. Bradley Randleman builds upon foundational initial chapters through the case presentations and focused case discussions, encompassing the major topics in refractive surgery today. For each case, the critical question is simply, “what data in this chart is the most critical to consider when evaluating this patient for surgery?”
Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach is unique in its format. Specifically, the book facilitates active learning by forcing the reader to think through a series of questions surrounding each patient scenario. This active learning not only facilitates better recall of the information presented but also mimics the actual physician-to-patient clinical experience, making this book more relevant than other routine refractive surgery books.
This dynamic learning tool is also supplemented by interactive online video material to further the learning experience. Enhance the clinical decision-making process by watching the videos and then answering a series of questions that lead to the conclusion of each scenario.
By challenging the reader to perform the thinking and decision making up-front, and then providing some guidance on the most salient concepts for each case scenario presented along with resources to gain a deeper understanding of the most complex concepts, Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach engages more in the learning process and thereby allowing to absorb and retain significantly more information to apply to patient care and the education of others.
Ophthalmologists, residents, fellows, resident and fellowship educators, who want to update their refractive surgery knowledge base will appreciate the unique format and style of Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach.

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Femtosecond Laser: Techniques and Technology


Femtosecond Laser: Techniques and Technology, the first of its kind in world ophthalmology provides complete insight of this technology in various ocular indications. Latest innovation Femtosecond Laser offers new possibilities in the field of minimally invasive corneal surgery. It has proved its versatility in Lamellar keratoplasty, customized trephination in penetrating keratoplasty, tunnel creation for intracorneal ring segments, astigmatic keratotomy for keratoprostheses, non-invasive transscleral glaucoma surgery, retinal imaging presbyopic surgery and cataract surgery. The international experts of this field from USA, Europe and Asia have covered the present and futuristic uses of this technology in ophthalmology in a step-by-step and lucid manner. Panoramic view of biophysics of femtosecond laser, procedures and future technology for the different diseases of ophthalmology with more than 200 coloured illustrations and images. The possible uses of Femtosecond Laser in anterior and posterior segment indications of ophthalmology have been explained for the benefits of ophthalmologists worldwide. This book provides real-world examples of various surgical procedure using Femtosecond Laser surgeries. The book shall serve as a relatively concise yet complete resource of Femtosecond Laser for the academic and management in the new healthcare era in ophthalmology and cataract surgeons.

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Difficult and Complicated Cases in Refractive Surgery


This richly illustrated book is intended as a gold standard for the refractive surgeon. It complements the authors’ successful previous book, Management of Complications in Refractive Surgery, by providing detailed practical information on the management of specific cases. Worldwide leaders in the field document a wide range of challenging cases drawn from their own clinical practice. These cases relate to the planning of refractive laser treatment; intra operative complications when using LASIK (Microkeratome and Femtosecond) and various surface treatments, including PRK, PTK and EpiLASIK; early and late postoperative complications with these treatments and a range of other complications that may arise during or after refractive surgery. This book will be an indispensable aid for the refractive surgeon and will assist in decision making when the surgeon is confronted by a difficult case.

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Five Steps to Start Your Refractive Surgery: A Case-Based Systematic Approach



coverRefractive surgery is eye surgery to improve the refractive state of the eye and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. The most common type of refractive surgery uses lasers to reshape the curvature of the cornea. This book is a comprehensive guide to refractive surgery. Presented in five steps, it begins with discussion on corneal imaging and its clinical application. The second step examines key refractive procedures and step three offers advice on rules and guidelines for refractive surgery. Step four is a guide to actually starting the procedure and avoidable complications. The final section describes a clinical case study. Enhanced by nearly 500 high quality images, diagrams and tables, each chapter includes key points and clinical tips to assist understanding. Key points * Comprehensive guide to refractive surgery * Presented in step by step format * Key points and clinical tips in each chapter * Includes nearly 500 images, diagrams and tables

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Surface Ablation: Techniques for Optimum Results


With Surface Ablation: Techniques for Optimum Results, refractive surgeons will learn efficient pre- and post-op routines that optimize chair time and lead to improved safety and excellent results for patients.

Inside Surface Ablation: Techniques for Optimum Results by Dr. Ellen Anderson Penno is joined by 9 contributors who offer a practical approach with clinically useful tips including patient counseling and post-operative care that will improve patient satisfaction. This up-to-date book is an excellent resource for patient assessment of candidacy for refractive surgery or in post-operative co-management.

In addition to chapters with information on patient selection, surgical techniques, post-op care, and prevention and management of complications, Surface Ablation: Techniques for Optimum Results includes several articles, contributed by leaders in the refractive surgery field, covering a variety of topics including surface ablation in keratoconus patients, corneal cross-linking, and ectasia.

Surface Ablation: Techniques for Optimum Results is a clinically-oriented resource for residents and new refractive surgeons as well as the many seasoned refractive surgeons, general ophthalmologists following the increasing trend of transitioning away from LASIK towards surface ablation for many of their patients.

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Jaypee Gold Standard Mini Atlas Series LASIK


– Answering the needs that exist for a single pocket size reference to address the practical issues of refractive surgery that has led in advances by laser in situ keratomileusis i.e. Lasik. To fill the gap and stay current on the latest advances and changing standards, this Mini Atlas on LASIK provides knowledge on this technique – Features a very user-friendly format, a helpful array of full colour illustrations with a versatile and well constructed DVD-ROM. Conveniently answers to complex issues like how to perform LASIK and how to manage complications of LASIK. Puts together standard images that are needed for the pre-operative assessment, management of the patient with the newest wave front and femtosecond technology

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Dr. Hoyos’ Step by Step Astigmatic Ablation


1. Classification of Astigmatism and Laser Ablation

2. Myopic Astigmatic Ablation

3. Surgical Correction of Hyperopic Astigmatism

4. Ablation for Mixed Astigmatism

5. Correction of Astigmatism: From Crossed-Cylinder to Custom Ablation

6. Aberrometric Correction of Astigmatism

7. Correcting Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery

Appendix I—Cylinder Transposition

Appendix II—Spherical Equivalent

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Refractive Surgery (Instant Clinical Diagnosis in Ophthalmology)

Frank Goes (Author), Jerome Bovet (Author), Bojan Pajic (Author), Yan Wang (Author), Belquiz Nassaralla (Author)



Full-color coverage of the latest strategies and techniques in refractive surgery

Part of the Instant Clinical Diagnosis in Ophthalmology series, this full-color, quick reference guide discusses the latest strategies and techniques in refractive surgery.


Numerous full-color photographs, drawings, and algorithms

Quick-scan bulleted text

Covers key issues such as photorefractive keratectomy for high myopia, lasik complications and their management, the physiology of refractive errors, and the clinical examinations based on ancillary instrumental exams

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Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology Refractive Surgery

Garg (Author)

Covers all types of surgical techniques available in respective sub- specialty at international level. Quick look reference book for ophthalmologists to sharpen their surgical skills. Vast collection of surgical techniques of basic as well as advanced procedures. Surgical techniques include step-by-step details in a easy-to-read format. Serve as ready reference of excellent ophthalmic surgeries shown by international masters. Includes comprehensive tips on the efficient use of various surgical techniques. Provides clinical overviews of the state-of-the-art ophthalmic surgeries with strong practical orientation. An indispensable surgical techniques series for day-to-day clinical practice. Section I: Corneal Refractive Surgery, Section II: Complications Management in Corneal Refractive Surgery, Section III: Lenticular Refractive Surgery, Section IV: Recent Advances in Refractive Surgery.

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Step by Step Lasik Surgery

Step by Step Lasik Surgery

Amar Agarwal


1. Excimer Laser: Fundamental Concepts

2. Automatic Corneal Shaper

3. Down Up Lasik

4. IntraLase FS Laser to Create Corneal Flaps

5. Lasik For Hyperopic Astigmatism

6. Irregular Astigmatism: Diagnosis and

7. Presbyopic Lasik

8. Zyoptix Laser

9. Aberropia: A New Refractive Entity

10. Sands of Sahara Syndrome

11. Inflammatory and Infectious Complications

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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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Jaypee Gold Standard Mini Atlas Series Corneal Topography

Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
ISBN: 8184486138  / Edition:1 / Paperback; 2009-09-01
1. Orbscan 2. Pentacam 3. Corneal Topographers and Wavefront Aberrometers: Complementary Tools 4. Corneal Ectasia Post-Lasik: The Orbscan Advantage 5. Orbscan Corneal Mapping in Refractive Surgery 6. The Orbscan IIz Diagnostic System and Swage Wavefront Analysis 7. Irregular Astigmatism: Lasik as a Correcting Tool 8. Decentered Ablation 9. Presbyopic Lasik 10. Conductive Keratoplasty for Changing Corneal Curvature 11. Corneal Topography in Cataract Surgery. Amar Agarwal is the pioneer of Phakonit, Microphaconit, No Anesthesia Cataract Surgery, FAVIT and Aberropia. He is the first in the world to use the trypan blue for staining epiretinal membrane and combined surgery of microphaconit (700 m cataract surgery) with a 25 gauge vitrectomy. He is also the first to implant a new mirror telescopic IOL and a glued IOL. Prof. Agarwal has received many awards for his works done in Ophthalmology, the most significant being the Barraquer award and the Kelman award. He has written more than 40 books which have been published in various languagesEnglish, Spanish and Polish. He also trains doctors from all over the world in his center on phaco, bimanual phaco, lasik and retina. He is also Professor of Ophthalmology at Ramachandra Medical College in Chennai, India. He can be contacted at: Athiya Agarwal is an excellent teacher and she performs No Anesthesia Cataract Surgery, Phakonit and lasik with extreme ease. She practices at Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital, Chennai, India. Dr. Athiya Agarwal has received many video awards for her work done in Ophthalmology. She has won awards at the ASCRS, ESCRS and AAO. She also conducts courses at international conferences. Soosan Jacob is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist in Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital, Chennai, India. She is a gold medalist in Ophthalmology. She has won many international awards at prestigious international conferences in the USA. She has conducted courses and delivered lectures in numerous national and international conferences. She has authored numerous chapters in 27 textbooks by international and national publishers and is also the Associate Editor for a book on refractive surgery.

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Keratoconus Surgery and Cross-linking

Roberto Pinelli (Author), Antonio Leccisotti (Author)

Book Description
A team of outstanding surgeons from all over the world who have made recent major advances in the management and treatment of Keratoconus, have shared their invaluable experiences in this book. Each one of them is a brilliant medical writer as well; the quality which is not commonly found. Includes latest techniques which were expressly ideated to strengthen or to replace a weakened corneal stroma. Collagen cross-linking may prove to be very effective in the management of Ectasia.

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Atlas of Refractive Surgery

Atlas of Refractive Surgery (Highlights of Ophthalmology : Challenging the Millennium)
By Benjamin F. Boyd

Product Description:

This atlas is an all-encompassing state-of-the-art presentation of the different options in refractive surgery and the procedures of choice for each refractive error. All the major developments are extensively illustrated, clearly explained, and objective.

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Irregular Astigmatism: Diagnosis and Treatment

Irregular Astigmatism: Diagnosis and Treatment
By Ming Wang MD

Product Description:

Since the advent of keratorefractive surgery and its rising popularity, irregular astigmatism has become an increasingly important issue for ophthalmologists and optometrists. Despite the success of LASIK and PRK, there are more and more patients experiencing visual quality problems due to the non-physiological modification of the corneal structure. Among these complications, irregular astigmatism is perhaps the most difficult to treat.

The first of its kind, Irregular Astigmatism: Diagnosis and Treatment synthesizes our knowledge and understanding of irregular astigmatism and addresses state-of-the-art technology in management and treatment. Dr. Ming Wang, assisted by Dr. Tracy Swartz, has led a team of internationally known experts in the field to produce this innovative, comprehensive, and logically presented text, which includes more than 300 illustrations to supplement the information provided.

Inside you will find:
• History and optics of regular and irregular astigmatisms
• Useful criteria for diagnosis and classification
• Current state-of-the-art technologies for treatment
• Suggestions for future direction in treatment technology

Every physician who performs keratorefractive surgery understands that in reducing a patient’s refractive error, there is a possibility of creating irreversible effects on visual quality. Irregular Astigmatism: Diagnosis and Treatment is intended to help prevent and reduce the iatrogenic creation of irregular astigmatism, as well as provide effective treatment when postoperative complications do arise.

Complications discussed include:
• Decentered treatment
• Small optical zone
• Central island
• Oblate cornea
• Destablized cornea

In addition, this text systematically separates two distinctly different etiological groups of irregular astigmatism—that of a structurally stable cornea and that of a structurally unstable weak cornea—and comprehensively presents all treatment modalities for each.

Treatment technologies addressed include:
• UV corneal cross-linking
• Intacs intracorneal rings
• Penetrating and lamellar keratoplasties
• Custom wavefront- and topography-driven treatments
• Lens surgery and toric IOL
• Conductive keratoplasty

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