101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery (Paperback)
101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery has invaluable tips for both the beginning and advanced surgeons. Unlike other texts on this topic, this resource summarizes the key pearls and pitfalls of many challenging procedures.
This book serves as a condensed summary of surgical tips acquired from the personal experiences of Drs. Melki and Azar, as well as interactions with many other well-known colleagues in the field of refractive, cataract, and corneal surgery. It teaches you how to enhance surgical outcomes, reduce surgical time, minimize complications, or simplify a complicated step. The focus is on practical points, rather than the theoretical aspects of the procedures.
There is no other book on ophthalmic surgical techniques that follows this unique format. There are excellent illustrations allowing for a quick and thorough understanding of each technique. Each pearl includes an "always remember" section, with statements at the end of each pearl to remind the reader of the most important points.
101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery includes chapters on: LASIK Complications; PRK; PTK; PARK; Hyperopia Treatment; Topography; Corneal Lacerations Repair; Posterior Vitreous Pressure During Keratoplasty; and Pterygium Excision, among others.
About the Author
Samir A. Melki, MD, PhD
Samir A. Melki, MD, PhD, completed his ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Georgetown, DC, where he was elected chief resident. This was followed by a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, where he served as chief fellow. Dr. Melki is currently a clinical instructor in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. He is a director of the Boston Cornea Center at Schepens Eye Associates and chief surgeon at the Boston Laser Eye Institute. His areas of interest include ocular surface reconstruction, keratoprosthesis, dry eye diseases, and management of difficult refractive surgical cases.
Dimitri T. Azar, MD
Dimitri T. Azar, MD, completed his residency, chief residency, and fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He then became director of the refractive surgery service at the Wilmer Eye Institute (Johns Hopkins University, 1991 to 1996), Baltimore, Maryland. He then joined the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary as director of the corneal and refractive surgery services and associate chief of ophthalmology. He is an associate professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. His research interests include refractive surgery, corneal wound healing, and corneal angiogenesis.