Refractive Surgery: A Manual of Principles and Practice

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Howard V. Gimbel, Ellen E. Anderson Penno
SLACK Incorporated, 2000 - Medical - 301 pages
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Drs. Gimbel and Penno provide a comprehensive look at a wide variety of refractive surgery techniques in their new book. Specific techniques are discussed along with preoperative assessments, counseling, and informed consent. In addition to chapters on the commonly performed techniques of LASIK and PRK, there are chapters on intracorneal ring segments, phakic IOL implants, refractive lensectomy, and retreatments. The authors take a practical and concise approach to a wide scope of modern refractive surgery techniques which makes this reference valuable for both the experienced and beginning surgeon.

Patient examples are featured illustrating the fundamental principles of assessment and choosing the appropriate refractive surgery technique for an individual patient. The inclusion of co-management principles emphasizes integrated care during the assessment and preoperative work-up, as well as during the postoperative period. This book is an important source that covers many refractive surgery approaches to help you choose the best procedure for your patients and achieve the best results possible.

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Philosophy of Patient Care
Surgical and Nonsurgical
Patient Education Assessment and Informed Consent

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Howard V. Gimbel, MD, MPH, Diplomate ABO, FRCSC

Dr. Gimbel is the Founder, Medical Director, and Senior Surgeon of the Gimbel Eye Centre. He also serves as Medical Director of Gimbel Vision International, a publicly traded Canadian company that owns and operates vision correction centers with international affiliates. He obtained his doctorate of medicine and masters in public health degrees at Loma Linda University in California, and completed his internship and residency at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles.

The first excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in Canada was performed at the Gimbel Eye Centre in Calgary in 1990. Since that time, Gimbel Eye Centre surgeons have performed over 38, 000 laser vision correction procedures in Canada. Dr. Gimbel has performed over 20, 000 refractive surgeries, including epikeratophakia, radial keratotomy (RK), PRK, laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), refractive lensectomy, astigmatic keratotomy, and phakic intraocular lens implantation. Dr. Gimbel has also performed a number of mixed enhancements, including PRK and LASIK after RK which was the subject of an award winning video at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting in 1999. His numerous publications include coauthoring a recent book titled, LASIK Complications: Prevention and Management.About the Author

Ellen E. Anderson Penno, MD, MS, Diplomate ABO, FRCSC

Dr. Anderson Penno joined the Gimbel Eye Centre in 1998 after a 1-year fellowship in research and refractive surgery with Dr. Gimbel. Building upon research experience acquired while obtaining her masters degree in clinic laboratory science, as well as during medical training at the University of Minnesota and her residency at the Mayo Clinic, she was named Corporate Director of Research for Gimbel Eye Centres in Canada. In addition to numerous publications in refractive surgery, Dr. Anderson Penno coauthored the book, LASIK Complications: Prevention and Management, with Dr. Gimbel.

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