101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery

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Samir A. Melki, Dimitri T. Azar
SLACK Incorporated, 2006 - Medical - 194 pages
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Looking for quick and user-friendly surgical tips for refractive, cataract, and corneal surgery? Need all of the most important and practical information to be at your fingertips at a moments notice? The updated Second Edition of 101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery will rise to the challenge and be your only go-to surgical guide!

Drs. Melki and Azar follow the same format as with their previous edition in that the information is organized as a condensed summary of key pearls and pitfalls of challenging surgical procedures in refractive, cataract, and corneal surgery.

Focusing on practical tips rather than theoretical aspects of surgical procedures, and including clear illustrations of techniques, 101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery, Second Edition is a user-friendly, straightforward guide to surgical success. Each pearl will enhance surgical outcomes, reduce surgical time, minimize complications, or simplify a complicated step.

Pearls include practical tips on:
• IOL Calculations after LASIK
• Treatment of post-LASIK keratectasia
• Masking agents for smoother ablation
• Amniotic membrane transplantation
• CK, Monovision, and Blended Vision
• LASIK flap buttonhole prevention and management
• Repairing Descemet’s detachments
• Presbyopic IOLs
• Capsular Dyes in Cataract Surgery

Both beginning and advanced surgeons will benefit from this unique, no-nonsense book of practical tips. Bring 101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery, Second Edition into your practice today.

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Four Pearls for Surgical Planning With Corneal Topography
Four Pearls in Wavefront Technology
Seven Pearls in LASIK Techniques With MK and Intralase
Six Pearls in Prevention and Management of LASIK Complications
Four Photorefractive Keratectomy LASEK and EpiLASIK Pearls
Four Phototherapeutic Keratectomy Pearls
Three Pearls in Excimer Laser Correction and Hyperopia
Two Irregular Astigmatism Pearls
Three Pearls in Avoiding Phacoemulsification Corneal Burns
Five Pearls in the Management of Crystalline and Artificial Intraocular Lens Dislocation
Eight Pearls for Challenging Cases in Cataract Extraction
Five Pearls in Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation
Two Pearls for Successful Pterygium Excision
Three Pearls in Amniotic Membrane Transplantation
Three Pearls for Suturing Corneal Incisions and Lacerations
Three Pearls in Successful Application of Cyanoacrylate Glue to the Cornea

Four Pearls on Presbyopic Correction
Seven Pearls in Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation
Three Pearls for Successful Cataract Surgery Using Topical Anesthesia
Four Pearls to Conquer the Difficult Iris
Two Pearls in Phacofluidics and Bimanual Phacoemulsification
Six Pearls in Challenging Corneal Surgery
Three Pearls to Minimize Postkeratoplasty Astigmatism
Three Pearls in Managing Posterior Vitreous Pressure During Penetrating Keratoplasty
Three Pearls in Posterior Keratoplasty

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About the author (2006)

Samir Melki, MD, PhD is the Founder and Director of the Boston Eye Group. He is medical director for ophthalmology at the UK Specialist Hospitals. He is also a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and assistant in Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr Melki completed his ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University Hospital, where he was elected as Chief Resident. This was followed by a fellowship in Corneal and Refractive Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he served as Chief Fellow. His areas of interest include refractive surgery, complex cataract surgery, and ocular surface reconstruction.

Dimitri Azar, MD is Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). After completing his residency, chief residency, and fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Azar became Director of the Refractive Surgery Service at the Wilmer Eye Institute (Johns Hopkins University; 1991-1996). While at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, he was Director of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Services and Associate Chief of Ophthalmology (1996-2003) and became Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (2003-2006). His research interests include refractive surgery, corneal wound healing, and corneal angiogenesis.

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