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A Complete Guide for Correcting Astigmatism: An Ophthalmic Manifesto

ISBN: 9781556429354
Publisher: Slack Incorporated
Edition: 2
Publication Date: 2010-09-15
Number of pages: 272
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As the fields of cataract surgery and refractive surgery merge, the expectations of patients for perfect postoperative uncorrected vision are increasing. A Complete Surgical Guide for Correcting Astigmatism, Second Edition offers cataract and refractive surgeons a single comprehensive resource on diagnosing and managing corneal astigmatism.
 
Dr. Bonnie An Henderson and Dr. James P. Gills are joined by 45contributors to address all surgical methods of correcting astigmatism, including corneal incisional surgery, laser refractive surgery, and new intraocular lenses. In addition, this Second Edition covers the management of irregular corneal astigmatism and corneal thinning.
 
Sections include:
 
Preoperative Considerations Corneal Surgical Correction Managing Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery Correcting Astigmatism with Toric Lenses Managing Irregular Astigmatism
 
Not only is surgical management addressed in this updated edition, but diagnosis of astigmatism is presented with specific attention to new technology and innovative techniques. Also included are more than 200 color images and 35 tables throughout the pages of A Complete Surgical Guide for Correcting Astigmatism, Second Edition.
 
New topics include:
 
Diagnosing astigmatism Approach and timing of surgical correction Astigmatism by laser keratectomy (PRK, LASIK, LASEK) IOL calculations with previous refractive surgery Marking alignment instrumentation Discussions of innovative techniques and collagen cross linking New intraocular lenses that are not yet available in the U.S.
A Complete Surgical Guide for Correcting Astigmatism, Second Edition brings together the world’s experts in cataract and refractive surgery, making it a must-have resource for every surgeon aspiring to successfully manage and treat patients with astigmatism.

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