The Art of LASIK

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Jeffery J. Machat, Stephen Slade, Louis E. Probst
SLACK, Incorporated, 1999 - Medical - 520 pages
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The Art of LASIK, 2E takes you through every aspect of LASIK surgery, starting with the evolution of LASIK and ending with the most complex situations encountered during this procedure. The contributors not only detail specific cases and how they were addressed, but also include postoperative results at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. Covering everything from the fundamentals of LASIK, individual techniques, instrumentation, complications, and complex cases, this new edition is essential for everyone interested in this cutting-edge field of ophthalmic surgery. Ten complete chapters are devoted to complications alone.

The Art of LASIK is the second edition of the best-selling title Excimer Laser Refractive Surgery: Practice and Principles. Containing more than 40 chapters, this new edition is significantly larger than the first and provides the most up-to-date techniques and results of the LASIK procedure. With more than 800 photographs, including 250 pictures detailing complications, this text is the one of the most complete books available on LASIK. 

Special Features

  • More than 250 pictures on LASIK complications.
  • Over 800 color photographs, including many schematic eye pictures.
  • Ten complex LASIK cases, including some of the worst surgical problems and how they were managed by the experts.
  • Contributions from international surgeons provide a variety of surgical experiences and outcomes.
  • Total international experience of contributors is more than 100,000 eyes.

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About the author (1999)

Slade-Leading expert on refractive surgery, first to perform LASIK in the US

Louis E. Probst, MD
Louis E. Probst, MD, began performing LASIK in 1995 in Windsor, Canada. Since then, he has performed over 50,000 LASIK procedures using 15 different excimer lasers made by five different manufacturers, including the Bausch & Lomb Technolas 217Z, Nidek EC 5000, LaserSight LSX, VISX Star S4 Smoothscan, and the Autonomous LADARVision excimer lasers. He has also designed 10 instruments specifically for LASIK.
As an educator and leader in refractive surgery, Dr. Probst has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as written 60 book chapters on refractive surgery. Dr. Probst has authored four reference textbooks on LASIK including The Art of LASIK, Complex Cases with LASIK, A Color Synopsis of Refractive Surgery, and LASIK: A Color Atlas and Surgical Synopisis, which are used by refractive surgeons and eye care professionals worldwide.
Dr. Probst lives with his wife, son, two dogs, and cat in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He enjoys his family, long distance running, and reading books outside of ophthalmology.

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