Thefemtosecond laser has emerged as a groundbreakinggame-changer in ophthalmic surgery. It was first introduced for cornealrefractive surgery in flap creation during LASIK, and subsequently for cataractsurgery in 2008. The femtosecond laser cuts deeply ona single plane without collateral damage. Its high precision and safety resultin excellent outcomes in the hands of experienced eye surgeons, benefitingvirtually everyone.
Femtosecond Laser Surgery in Ophthalmology fills an unmet need for a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on growingapplications of this state-of-the-art technology. H BurkhardDick is a world-renowned pioneer who has performed more than 6,000 lasercataract operations. Readers will benefit from his keen insights along with thecollective expertise of co-authors Tim Schultz, Ronald D. Gerste,and a cadre of top-notch contributors. Twenty-nine chapters encompass basicphysics, refractive and therapeutic cornea treatment, various aspects of lasercataract surgery, and patient selection.
Clinical pearls, outcomes, and complicationsmanagement in femtosecond laser-assisted in situkeratomileusis surgery
Discussion of crucial steps including capsulotomy, lens fragmentation, and corneal incisions
The use of the femtosecondlaser for presbyopia, pediatriccataract surgery, and ocular comorbidities
Extensive videos posted in the ThiemeMediaCenter further elucidate techniques
More than 300 high quality illustrations and photosadd a rich visual dimension
This practical book providesin-depth knowledge on the applications of femtosecondlaser surgery, enabling cataract and refractive surgeons to incorporate thesetechniques into daily practice. Ophthalmologists and ophthalmology fellows andresidents will discover an invaluable resource for specialized training.
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