1st Edition

LASIK (Laser in Situ Keratomileusis) Fundamentals, Surgical Techniques, and Complications

Edited By Dimitri T. Azar, Douglas Koch Copyright 2002

    LASIK is a timely and authoritative source for refractive, corneal, and cataract surgeons; ophthalmologists; optometrists; ophthalmic surgeons; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in these disciplines. This guide emphasizes the latest tools and step-by-step procedures to increase the safety, predictability, and long-term stability of LASIK procedures.

    Refractive errors and their treatment; history of LASIK; lasers in LASIK - basic aspects; microkeratomes; adjunctive instrumentation in LASIK; LASIK indications, contraindications and preoperative evaluation; preoperative optical considerations inLASIK - refractive errors, monovision and contrasting sensitivity; corneal topography and LASIK applications; preoperative considerations - diagnosis, classification and avoidance of keratoconus complications; corneal stability and biomechanics afterLASIK; LASIK techniques; microkeratomes and laser settings; centration of LASIK procedures; surgical caveats for managing difficult intraoperative situations.


    Dimitri T. Azar, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA; Douglas Koch, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas, USA.