ISBN 9780865776869,Excimer Laser Surgery for Corneal Disorders

Excimer Laser Surgery for Corneal Disorders



Thieme Medical Publishers

Publication Year 1998

ISBN 9780865776869

ISBN-10 0865776865


Number of Pages 172 Pages
Language (English)


In the next five years, excimer laser surgery will become the number-one growth area for all ophthalmologists.

While much has been written about this exploding field, this new book is the first to deal exclusively with phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) and the advanced excimer procedures used to treat corneal disease. Excimer Laser Surgery combines guidelines for case selection, step-by-step instruction in PTK techniques, and coverage of operative complications - all supported by precise color photos and more than 30 case studies.

The authors emphasize accurate diagnosis as the key to successful surgery and show which types of laser treatment are most appropriate for specific corneal disorders.

Special features include:

Complete information on all PTK procedures, accompanied by well-chosen operative cases and 128 illustrations
A detailed, easy-to-use grid for matching your diagnosis to the right surgical treatment
essential for the management of any corneal disorder
Special chapter on the use of PTK to treat corneal haze, scarring, and other PRK-related complications.
Strategies for reducing refractive changes in the course of PTK surgery
A thorough review of recent clinical trials
A complete, one-source guide to PTK, this book is essential for physicians who wish to expand their skills and become proficient in the full range of excimer procedures.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Excimer Laser Technology
2. Case Selection and Surgical Decision Making
3. Techniques of Excimer Laser Phototherapeutic Keratectomy
4. Clinical Results
5. Complications
6. Refractive and Topographic Complications and Considerations
7. Phototherapeutic Keratectomy for Complications of Excimer Laser Refractive Surgery