Custom LASIK: Surgical Techniques and Complications / Edition 1

Custom LASIK: Surgical Techniques and Complications / Edition 1

by Lucio Buratto, Stephen Brint

ISBN-10: 1556426062

ISBN-13: 9781556426063

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated

LASIK: Surgical Techniques and Complications, Third Edition is a completely revised and updated new edition to Dr. Buratto and Dr. Brint's best selling text. This new edition covers all of the advancements in technology and technique that have developed with LASIK.


LASIK: Surgical Techniques and Complications, Third Edition is a completely revised and updated new edition to Dr. Buratto and Dr. Brint's best selling text. This new edition covers all of the advancements in technology and technique that have developed with LASIK.

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Table of Contents

Contributing AuthorsX
Section I
Chapter 1From keratomileusis to LASIK3
Chapter 2Preparation for surgery9
2.1Why LASIK?38
2.2Upper limits of LASIK39
2.3Preoperative pachimetry in LASIK41
2.4Intraoperative pachimetry43
2.5Preoperative pupillometry in LASIK44
2.6Training the LASIK surgeon45
Chapter 3LASIK surgical instruments and accessories47
Chapter 4General LASIK surgical technique61
4.1LASIK learning curve89
Chapter 5LASIK with a nasal hinge93
Chapter 6Down-up LASIK with the Hansatome: personal technique119
Chapter 7The Alcon LADARVision Laser and SKBM microkeratome: personal LASIK techniques151
7.1Interface irrigation and flap repositioning in LASIK159
Chapter 8Complications of LASIK161
8.1Thin flaps and buttonholes224
8.2Free caps226
8.3Intraoperative epithelial complications228
8.4Flap displacement232
8.5Managing recurrent epithelial ingrowth233
8.6Microbial keratitis following LASIK234
8.7Infective keratitis in LASIK238
8.8Corneal melting in refractive lamellar surgery240
8.9DLK and other forms of keratitis242
8.10Infectious keratitis after LASIK247
8.11Treating decentered ablations249
8.12Treating eccentric ablations253
8.13LASIK central islands: spontaneous evolution255
8.14Central islands and peninsulas in LASIK257
8.15PTK after LASIK262
8.16Causes of overcorrection268
8.17Differentiating undercorrection, regression and ectasia269
8.18Corneal ectasia following LASIK271
8.19Night glare and halos275
8.20Alteration of the tear film following photoablative refractive surgery277
8.21Confocal in vivo microscopy to image complications of laser in situ keratomileusis282
Chapter 9Postoperative follow-up289
9.1Developing a refractive surgery database and surgical nomogram294
9.2Confocal analysis of the cornea after LASIK: studying anatomy and thickness298
9.3Contact lenses: when and where in LASIK300
Chapter 10Enhancement and LASIK in special cases303
10.1The art of LASIK enhancement320
10.2Recutting a LASIK flap322
10.3LASIK on the flap: corneal sparing LASIK323
10.4Managing small deep eyes and large bulging eyes with LASIK325
10.5Inadequate exposure327
10.6LASIK for patients with decentered pupils330
10.7LASIK and PRK for patients with nystagmus332
10.8LASIK associated dry eye335
10.9LASIK for monovision as a correction of presbyopia343
10.10Presbyopia and laser in situ keratomileusis345
10.11LASIK after phakic IOL implant347
10.12LASIK after previous corneal surgery349
10.13LASIK after previous radial keratomy357
10.14LASIK after penetrating keratoplasty359
10.15LASIK after keratoplasty361
10.16LASIK in PK371
10.17LASIK after epikeratophakia374
10.18ICR following LASIK375
10.19Homoplastic keratoplasties382
10.20PTK and lamellar surgery to treat corneal opacities and scars386
Section II
Chapter 11The Excimer Laser391
11.1Eye trackers429
11.2Effective optical zone and visual function432
11.3Ablation zone, pupil diameter, requested correction433
Chapter 12Abnormal pre-operative topography (with Orbscan) and prognosis for surgery435
Chapter 13Optical aberrations of the eye445
13.1Optical aberrations453
13.2Aberrometry and its role in customized ablation456
13.3Variations of the corneal profile and the aberrations induced by the flap in LASIK462
Chapter 14Overview of wavefront sensing and custom ablation platforms469
14.1The Bausch & Lomb Zywave aberrometer: theory, application and results476
14.2Super-vision with LASIK surgery482
14.3Quality of vision after LASIK484
14.4The impact of corneal biomechanics on outcomes in laser refractive surgery489
14.5Biomechanical effect of LASIK flap492
Chapter 15An introduction to wavefront guided refractive surgery: "custom vision"497
15.1Comparing standard LASIK to customized LASIK508
15.2Standard versus customized laser ablation511
Chapter 16Wavefront guided ablations: the Zyoptix System515
16.1Results of Zyoptix wavefront-guided customized ablation in virgin and retreated corneas521
16.2The early results of Zyoptix wavefront correction in normal eyes527
Chapter 17Clinical results with Alcon LADARWave linked to Alcon LADARVision531
17.1Customized corneal ablation (CustomCornea) using LADARVision 4000 system539
Chapter 18The Asclepion-Meditec experience with Wavefront sensing545
Chapter 19Microkeratomes555
19.1Various microkeratomes588
19.2Nidek MK-2000 microkeratome590
19.3The Innovatome microkeratome591
19.4Amadeus microkeratome593
19.5Moria microkeratome complications595
Chapter 20Disposable microkeratomes: the Flapmaker - Steritome601
Chapter 21Carriazo-Barraquer microkeratomes (CB and CB-M2)603
Chapter 22The Moria M2 microkeratome and LASIK technique611
Chapter 23Visx S-3 ActiveTrak laser in situ keratomileusis technique621
Chapter 24LASIK flaps with the femtosecond laser627
Chapter 25Hyperopic LASIK635
25.1Conductive keratoplasty using the Refractec ViewPoint CK System643
25.2Wound healing after hyperopic corneal surgery645
Chapter 26Treatment of astigmatism655
26.1LASIK: treating on the astigmatism axis666
26.2LASIK for mixed astigmatism668
Chapter 27Treatment of hyperopic astigmatism673
27.1Vector planning for customized LASIK treatment incorporating corneal and optical astigmatism parameters680
Chapter 28LASIK correction of irregular astigmatism685
Chapter 29Myopic and hyperopic LASIK enhancements699
29.1LASIK enhancement following other surgical procedures709
Chapter 30Treatment of epithelial ingrowth717
Chapter 31Treatment of flap folds and striae following LASIK725
31.1Striae on the flap728
31.2Prevention and management of corneal flap striae729
Chapter 32Avoiding complications: the physiology and pharmacology of LASIK731
Chapter 33Diffuse lamellar keratitis: recognition and management745
Chapter 34Pearls of my LASIK technique751
Chapter 35Phakic intraocular lenses: current trends and complications759
Chapter 36Posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens implantation and bioptics for extreme refractive errors777
Chapter 37Intracorneal lenses in hyperopia787
Chapter 38LASIK decentration and treatment793

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