Lasik: The Eye Laser Miracle: The Complete Guide to Better Vision

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 26, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages
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Now you can have normal vision all the time, thanks to excimer laser treatment–commonly known as PRK and LASIK–a painless procedure that takes less than five minutes. Dr. Andrew I. Caster, one of the leading physicians in the permanent correction of nearsightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness, takes you through the entire process–including the experiences of patients who have undergone the procedure and their incredible joy at suddenly being able to see again.

• What are the differences between the PRK, LASIK, and RK procedures, and which is right for me?
• What are the most common side effects of excimer laser treatment?
• How do I judge whether a doctor is sufficiently qualified to perform excimer laser treatment?
• Will the procedure be painful?
• When can I fully resume normal daily activities such as driving and reading?
• Will eye laser treatment stop my eyes from getting worse?
• How well has the FDA monitored this technique?
• How many people have successfully undergone the procedure?

The Eye Laser Miracle is the guide for anyone who wants better vision.

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How Does Laser Treatment Improve Vision?
Flap or No Flap?
The Patients Perspective
Recovery After I asik
What Is a Laser? What Is an Excimer Laser?
Who Monitors This Technique?
Alternatives to Laser Vision Correction
No More Reading Classes?
My Own Experience as a Patient
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Dr. Andrew I. Caster graduated from Harvard University, received his medical education at Harvard Medical School, and his ophthalmology training at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. Today Dr. Caster is in practice in the Los Angeles area with an office in Beverly Hills. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Bryce and Jocelyn.

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