LASIK: A Guide to Laser Vision Correction / Edition 2

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If you’d like to improve your vision and reduce or eliminate your need for glasses or contacts, perhaps you’re considering LASIK. This procedure has become one of the most popular vision correction surgeries in the nation with 9 million Americans undergoing LASIK procedures annually.
But, before you entrust your eyes to a surgeon, make sure you become an informed consumer.  In LASIK—A Guide to Laser Vision Correction, three ophthalmologists, who together have performed more than 65,000 LASIK procedures, help you understand what the surgery involves. Among the questions they answer:
•  Are you  a candidate for LASIK surgery?

•  How is LASIK performed?

•  How much vision improvement you can expect?

•  How does the new Wavefront technology improve LASIK?
•  How do you choose a qualified ophthalmologist?
•  How many procedures should your ophthalmologist have performed?
•  What are the possible complications?
•  What follow up care will you need after the surgery?
The Book to Read Before Having LASIK Surgery!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Clear in both text and illustrations, this patient advisor should be a good circulator."  —Booklist

Library Journal
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) continues to grow in popularity as a viable and relatively safe way to correct faulty vision. This pithy book by Kornmehl, Robert Maloney, M.D., and Jonathan Davidorf, M.D., is a complete update of the 2000 first edition (not seen). The authors explain the parts of the human eye, how vision functions, and common problems that affect the way we see. They describe the development of the LASIK procedure, its clinical trials and ultimate approval by the FDA in 1999, and the current statistical success of the procedure. And they provide readers with criteria for selecting a competent surgeon; inform them about parameters surgeons use to evaluate probabilities of success; and tell them what they should expect when considering the procedure as well as what to expect from the initial consultation and evaluation, surgery, and recovery. Wavefront technology, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and other vision-correction procedures are also explained. The color illustrations are clear and instructive, and the risks and complications associated with the procedure are well delineated. This excellent resource is recommended for consumer health collections.-Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp. Lib., Tampa Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886039797
  • Publisher: Addicus Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 130
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernest W. Kornmehl, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the medical director of the Center for Laser Vision Correction in Boston. He lectures nationally and internationally, has authored numerous scientific publications and textbook chapters, and is on the editorial board of Ophthalmology Times and Eyenet. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Robert Maloney, MD, is a Rhodes Scholar who trained at Oxford University, Harvard University, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is the founder and director of the UCLA Laser Refractive Center at the Jules Stein Eye Institute and director of the Maloney Vision Institute in Westwood, California. He lives in Los Angeles. Jonathan M. Davidorf, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and director of the Davidorf Eye Group in West Hills, California, and a member of the teaching faculty at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute. He Lives in West Hills, California.
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