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Lasik : the eye laser miracle : the complete guide to better vision

Author: Andrew I Caster
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive guide to Lasik treatment options for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism that discusses how the treatment works, consultation, candidate determination, recovery, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew I Caster
ISBN: 9780345507358 0345507355
OCLC Number: 191922581
Description: xiv, 142 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Basic information : everyone should read this. The treatment is easy ; How does the eye work? ; Common vision problems ; How does laster treatment improve vision? ; Are you a good candidate? ; The pretreatment consultation ; Flap or no flap? ; What does custom wavefront treatment mean? ; The treatment experience : the patient's perspective ; Recovery after Lasik ; Recovery after PRK ; How well will you see? ; The healing response : the big variable ; Complications : what can go wrong? ; Re-treatments ; One eye or two? ; How to choose a doctor ; If you are over thirty-five ; The most commonly asked questions about laster vision correction --
Additional information : for those who want to know more. What does "20/20" mean? ; What is a laser? What is an Excimer laser? ; The history of laser vision correction ; Who monitors this technique? : the role of the FDA ; Five important tests, and what they mean ; Alternatives to laser vision correction. Intraocular lenses ; Conductive keratoplasty (CK) ; Corneal rings (Intacs) ; Radial keratotomy (RK) ; Automated lamellar keratoplasty (ALK) ; Orthokeratology ; Glasses and contact lenses ; No more reading glasses?
Other Titles: Eye laser miracle
Responsibility: Andrew I. Caster.
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A comprehensive guide to Lasik treatment options for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism that discusses how the treatment works, consultation, candidate determination, recovery, and other related topics.

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