After a section on the historical evolution of the LASIK technique for ophthalmic surgery and new developments in excimer laser, sections explain the intrasomal excimer laser and review no-laser keratomileusis as well as keratomes and special laser modifications for LASIK, detailing procedures and pre- and postoperative management. Looks at results in low, moderate, and high myopia and hyperopia, and discusses LASIK results in comparison with other corneal refractive procedures. Also discusses complications, evaluation of LASIK optics, and future developments. Includes color and b&w photos and diagrams. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.