101 Pearls in Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Surgery (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

"This is the second edition of a manual that proved highly successful the first time round, and represents an update on various aspects of anterior segment ocular surgery…The format is excellent…The book is written in a down-to earth style, which is very easy to read. One can certainly read the book systematically, but I found that opening up at a random page to 'dip in' equally rewarding…I highly recommend it to practicing surgical ophthalmologists of all grades…I would imagine the success of this format will encourage future editions in the years to come."

— Dr. Norman Litvin, UNIVADIS

 "Melki and Azar have assembled an international cast of contributors to produce this concise, clear, practical volume, which is aimed at practitioners and assumes a certain degree of familiarity with surgical technique, indication and practice. . . . It is attractively presented, with good clear fonts on high-quality paper, and a range of full-colour photographs and diagrams. The book I reviewed was a soft-cover with an attractively colourful cover. It is a snappy cover that reflects the snappy concept contained therein... Overall, I was impressed with this book, which will complement comprehensive textbooks for the trainee ophthalmologist of the anterior section, with access to the technical innovations mentioned."  

— Seamus Sweeney, MD, EuroTimes

 "One can find a treasure trove of valuable pearls in the complex area of laser refractive surgery, including a discussion of complication management. In my opinion, this is the most concise review of problems encountered in this area currently available in print, short of fellowship training (or retraining). . . .I recommend this book to anyone who considers himself or herself an anterior segment surgeon. I dare you not to learn at least a few tricks within these pages, regardless of your experience."  

— Mitchell Vogel, MD, FACS, Ocular Surgery News

Product Details
ISBN: 9781556426841
ISBN-10: 1556426844
Publisher: Slack Incorporated
Publication Date: July 1st, 2006
Pages: 226
Language: English