1st Edition

LASIK Emergencies: A Video Primer

By Samir A. Melki, Ali Fadlallah Copyright 2017
    192 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Femtosecond-assisted laser in-situ keratomileusis flaps have revolutionized refractive surgery since their introduction. The use of the femtosecond laser to create the LASIK flap has led to an improvement in the safety profile of the flap creation step as compared to the mechanical microkeratome. Although this laser is exceedingly safe, complications still do occur. LASIK Emergencies: A Video Primer focuses specifically on the different flap complications that are still known to occur and their management.
    Designed as a narrated video-based book of ophthalmic surgeries, LASIK Emergencies covers the entire spectrum of Intralase flap complications. With 15 chapters, this book and accompanying website contains nearly 4 hours of state-of-the-art video teaching.
    Drs. Samir Melki and Ali Fadlallah have designed LASIK Emergencies so that each chapter focuses on a specific complication and its management, and features multiple videos for each. Each video is edited in such a way that the viewer can quickly grasp all the relevant information without having to sit through extensive, unedited surgical videos.
    Some Complications Covered:

    • Loss of suction
    • Air bubbles in the Anterior Chamber
    • Irregular Flaps
    • Subconjunctival hemorrhage and bleeding

    Ophthalmologists, laser ophthalmic technicians, and optometrists alike will appreciate this unique resource, as LASIK Emergencies: A Video Primer covers the entire spectrum of LASIK complications in a detailed, yet digestible manner.


    About the Authors Preface

    Foreword by Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA

    Chapter 1.... The Normal LASIK Procedure: A Step-By-Step Surgical Approach

    Chapter 2.... Loss of Suction

    Chapter 3.... Air Bubbles in the Anterior Chamber

    Chapter 4.... Buttonholed Flaps and Vertical Gas Breakthrough

    Chapter 5.... Opaque Bubble Layer

    Chapter 6.... Free Flaps

    Chapter 7.... Flap Tears

    Chapter 8.... Incomplete Flaps

    Chapter 9.... Irregular Flaps

    Chapter 10.. Epithelial Defect

    Chapter 11.. Thin and Thick Flaps

    Chapter 12.. Decentered Flaps

    Chapter 13.. Subconjunctival Hemorrhage and Bleeding

    Chapter 14.. Special Considerations

    Chapter 15.. Management of Postoperative Complications



    Samir A. Melki, MD, PhD, is the founder and medical director of the Boston Eye Group. He is an attending physician on the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Harvard Medical School). Dr. Melki obtained his BSc from the American University of Beirut followed by an MD, PhD degree from Vanderbilt University. He completed his residency at Georgetown University and additional fellowship training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Melki’s special interests lie in refractive, corneal, and cataract surgery.

    Ali Fadlallah, MD, MSc, MPH, is a fellow of the Harvard Medical School and holds an ophthalmology specialized diploma from Paris-Sorbonne University. He became a European board-certified ophthalmologist after his training in the Hôtel-Dieu de Paris, one of the oldest hospitals in Europe. He holds a medical diploma from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, from where he graduated as a laureate and magna cum laude. Dr. Fadlallah is a clinical instructor at Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon, and a cornea consultant in affiliated hospitals. He is also an attending LASIK specialist at the North American LASIK Eye Surgery Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.