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 s

chapter 1|20 pages

Refractive Errors and Their Treatment

ByLiane Clamen Glazer, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 2|18 pages

History of LASIK

ByIoannis Pallikaris, Thekla Papadaki

chapter 3|18 pages

Lasers in LASIK: Basic Aspects

ByRodrigo Torres, Robert T. Ang, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 4|14 pages


BySandeep Kakaria, Thanh Hoang-Xuan, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 5|20 pages

Adjunctive Instrumentation in LASIK

ByRobert T. Ang, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 6|10 pages

LASIK Indications, Contraindications, and Preoperative Evaluation

ByRichard E. Braunstein, Marc Winnick, Kenneth A. Greenberg

chapter 7|10 pages

Preoperative Optical Considerations in LASIK: Refractive Errors, Monovision, and Contrast Sensitivity

ByBalamurali K. Ambati, Leon Strauss, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 8|28 pages

Corneal Topography and LASIK Applications

ByLi Wang, Douglas D. Koch, Dimitri T. Azar, Robert T. Ang, Rengin Yildirim

chapter 9|14 pages

Wavefront Technology and LASIK Applications

ByNaoyuki Maeda

chapter 10|10 pages

Preoperative Considerations: Diagnosis, Classification, and Avoidance of Keratoconus Complications

ByPaul Chung-Shien Lu, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 11|12 pages

Corneal Stability and Biomechanics after LASIK

ByEsen Karamursel Akpek, Rana Altan-Yaycioglu, Walter J. Stark

chapter 12|14 pages

LASIK Techniques

ByDimitri T. Azar, Kathryn Colby, Douglas D. Koch

chapter 13|10 pages

Microkeratomes and Laser Settings

ByWilliam J. Lahners, David R. Hardten

chapter 14|30 pages

Centration of LASIK Procedures

ByMarsha C. Cheung, Chun Chen Chen, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 15|14 pages

Surgical Caveats for Managing Difficult Intraoperative Situations

BySamir G. Farah, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 16|12 pages

Bilateral Simultaneous LASIK: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Surgical Caveats

ByDavid R. Hardten, Elizabeth A. Davis, Richard L. Lindstrom, William J. Lahners

chapter 17|10 pages

Postoperative Management Protocols for Uncomplicated LASIK Procedures

ByMelanie A. R. Graham, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 18|12 pages

Visual Outcomes After Primary LASIK

BySamir G. Farah, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 19|8 pages

Quality of Vision After LASIK

ByPatrick C. Yeh, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 20|12 pages

LASIK for Hyperopia, Hyperopic Astigmatism, and Presbyopia

ByNeal A. Sher

chapter 21|16 pages

LASIK Retreatments

ByAyman F. El-Shiaty, Brian S. Boxer Wachler

chapter 22|6 pages

LASIK Following Radial Keratotomy and Photorefractive Keratectomy

ByNatalie A. Afshari, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 23|10 pages

LASIK After Penetrating Keratoplasty

ByGlenn C. Cockerham, Natalie A. Afshari

chapter 24|6 pages

Bioptics: Combined LASIK and Phakic Intraocular Lens Surgery

ByJosé L. Güell, Mercedes Vázquez, Fortino Velasco, Felicidad Manero

chapter 25|16 pages

LASIK and Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments (ICRS)

ByJonathan D. Primack, Samir G. Farah, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 26|14 pages

Intraoperative Complications

ByLi Wang, Manjula Misra, Douglas D. Koch

chapter 27|22 pages

Postoperative Complications of LASIK

BySamir G. Farah, Jae Bum Lee, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 28|10 pages

Optical Aberrations After LASIK

BySamir A. Melki, Cinthia E. Proano, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 29|6 pages

Posterior Segment Complications of LASIK

ByRon Afshari Adelman, Natalie A. Afshari

chapter 30|18 pages

Management of Topographical Irregularities Following LASIK

ByJeffrey Johnson, Roselyn Jeun, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 31|10 pages

LASIK and TopoLink for Irregular Astigmatism

ByMichael C. Knorz

chapter 32|32 pages

Management of Flap Complications in LASIK

ByManolette R. Roque, Samir A. Melki, Dimitri T. Azar, Emily Yeung

chapter 33|14 pages

Management of Interlamellar Epithelium

ByNan Wang, Douglas D. Koch

chapter 34|14 pages

Management of Infections, Inflammation, and Lamellar Keratitis After LASIK

ByBilal F. Khan, Margaret Chang, Sandeep Jain, Kathryn Colby, Dimitri T. Azar

chapter 35|4 pages

The Future of LASIK

ByNan Wang, Douglas D. Koch