Laser Vision Breakthrough: Everything You Need to Consider Before Making the Decision, Including: How Safe Is the Procedure? What Will It Cost? How Effective Is It? What Should I Expect?

Laser Vision Breakthrough: Everything You Need to Consider Before Making the Decision, Including: How Safe Is the Procedure? What Will It Cost? How Effective Is It? What Should I Expect?

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Laser Vision Breakthrough: Everything You Need to Consider Before Making the Decision, Including: How Safe Is the Procedure? What Will It Cost? How Effective Is It? What Should I Expect? by Stephen F. Brint, Dennis Kennedy, Corrine Kuypers-Denlinger

Laser vision correction has helped hundreds of thousands of people throw away their eyeglasses or contact lenses. You've heard about it on the news or read about it in a magazine. You may even know someone who's had this surgery. But just what is this revolutionary operation? Laser vision correction is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon reshapes your cornea with a computer-controlled laser. The laser actually transfers your current eyeglass or contact lens prescription onto the surface of your eye. In The Laser Vision Breakthrough, you'll discover a detailed account of the pros and cons of this exciting medical procedure. Scientifically edited for accuracy by a medical advisory board, this book provides you with reliable, up-to-date information on all aspects of this life-changing surgery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761520870
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.29(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Corinne Kuypers-Denlinger, who had laser vision correction in 1995 has worked as senior vice president for 20/20 Laser Centers and as vice president for TLC Laser Eye Centers. She resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Prefacexv
Introductionxvii
Chapter 1What Is Laser Vision Correction?1
Chapter 2Who Has Laser Vision Correction?21
Chapter 3Am I a Candidate for Laser Vision Correction?41
Chapter 4How Can I Find the Best Doctor?67
Chapter 5What's the First Step?91
Chapter 6What Can I Expect?119
Chapter 7Is Laser Vision Correction Safe?147
Chapter 8What Can I Expect to Pay for Laser Vision Correction?173
Chapter 9Should I Wait Until the Technology Gets Better?199
Chapter 10Has the FDA Approved Laser Vision Correction?221
Conclusion241
Glossary of Terms245
Appendix AHistory of Refractive Surgery257
Appendix BAm I a Candidate?261
Appendix CFrequently Asked Questions267
Appendix DTough Questions to Ask Your Doctor271
Appendix EFifty Steps to Improved Vision277
Appendix FParticipating in Your Own Care283
Appendix GPotential Complications of Refractive Surgery285
Appendix HVision Correction Alternatives291
Appendix IResources297
Index303

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