LASIK: A Guide to Laser Vision Correction (Paperback)
If you’d like to improve your vision and reduce or eliminate your need for glasses or contacts, perhaps you’re considering LASIK. This procedure has become one of the most popular vision correction surgeries in the nation with 9 million Americans undergoing LASIK procedures annually. But, before you entrust your eyes to a surgeon, make sure you become an informed consumer. In LASIK—A Guide to Laser Vision Correction, three ophthalmologists, who together have performed more than 65,000 LASIK procedures, help you understand what the surgery involves. Among the questions they answer: • Are you a candidate for LASIK surgery? • How is LASIK performed?• How much vision improvement you can expect? • How does the new Wavefront technology improve LASIK? • How do you choose a qualified ophthalmologist? • How many procedures should your ophthalmologist have performed? • What are the possible complications? • What follow up care will you need after the surgery? The Book to Read Before Having LASIK Surgery!
Ernest W. Kornmehl, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the medical director of the Center for Laser Vision Correction in Boston. He lectures nationally and internationally, has authored numerous scientific publications and textbook chapters, and is on the editorial board of Ophthalmology Times and Eyenet. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Robert Maloney, MD, is a Rhodes Scholar who trained at Oxford University, Harvard University, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is the founder and director of the UCLA Laser Refractive Center at the Jules Stein Eye Institute and director of the Maloney Vision Institute in Westwood, California. He lives in Los Angeles. Jonathan M. Davidorf, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and director of the Davidorf Eye Group in West Hills, California, and a member of the teaching faculty at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute. He Lives in West Hills, California.
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