Five Steps to Start Your REFRACTIVE SURGERY A Case-Based Systematic Approach eBook download
Five Steps to Start Your REFRACTIVE SURGERY A Case-Based Systematic Approach eBook download Refractive surgery is one of the major fields in ophthalmology. It is a rapidly growing and
developing field. A better understanding of corneal biomechanics, etiology of complications and pathophysiology has added a lot to this field in terms of improving diagnostic devices, laser profiles, surgical techniques and IOL technology; but above all, a better approach of the candidate.The reader will find in this book a modern perspective on this field. A five-step systematic approach is applied in this book.
Step one consists of chapters 1 to 4 dealing with corneal imaging and its clinical application in refractive surgery. It deals with corneal topography, tomography, wavefront science and anterior OCT. What is new and unique in this regard is that any information is presented in relation to its clinical application in terms of diagnostic, avoiding complications or management purposes. To achieve this purpose, abundant images of high quality are included. Step two consists of chapter 5, which deals with major refractive procedures.
Laser procedures, phakic IOL implantation and refractive lens exchange were discussed in terms of new technologies, new laser ablation profiles, surgical techniques, indications, conditions, contraindications, advantages, pitfalls in addition to clinical hints and pearls. This chapter is supported with a high number of tables that compare between refractive options and aid the reader to take the right decision.
Step three consists of chapter 6. This step was designed to be a step before approaching the candidate. All rules, laws and recommendations in the refractive field were assembled, supported with examples and presented in a manner that is easy to access and easy to apply.
Step four is the start-off step. It includes chapters 7 and 8. Chapter 7 presents a thorough detailed approach of the candidate in relation to refractive applications, clinical and surgical aspects, and avoiding complications. Chapter 8 presents complications that can be avoidable.
It discusses every complication in terms of etiology, predisposing factors, symptoms and signs, and management. This chapter is supported with high quality and informative images.
Finally, step five that consists of chapter 9 is a clinical case study. Nine clinical examples were carefully selected. They are presented in a practical method, and discussed in a systematic critical thinking in order to build in readers the skills that are necessary in their practice.
It is my hope that readers will find in this book the requisite links between the science and practice of refractive surgery.
The surgical outcomes and quality of life of patients undergoing refractive surgery has steadily improved. The promise of refractive surgery rests in our singular focus on our patients’ quality of life and quality of vision. Continued improvements in our field are dependent on enhanced technologies and superior training. To this end, I offer this book as a complement in order to assist ophthalmologists in becoming better educated about the ever-developing field.
Although this book is aimed at all those who need some initial assistance in starting their refractive surgery, this book is also aimed at providing current and future refractive surgeons with up-to-date information. There are sure to be some errors, as the ophthalmology editor, I take full responsibility for these and look forward to being further educated.
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