Excimer Laser Refractive Surgery: Practice and Principles
Jeffery J. Machat
Slack, 1996 - Medical - 456 pages
This text provides comprehensive information on the approved excimer laser. Aimed at ophthalmologists who want to completely understand the fundamentals of PRK and LASIK, the two procedures are fully defined, along with the background of the laser and the development of current technology.
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