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Book and Software Review
March 2002

Refractive Surgery: A Color Synopsis

Author Affiliations
 

BARBARA A.BLODIMD

 

edited by Louis E. Probst, MD, and John F. Doane, MD, 228 pp, withillus, ISBN 0-86577-914-7, New York, NY, Thieme, 2001.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(3):408-409. doi:

Drs Probst and Doane, both well-known refractive surgery experts, have edited a well-written, detailed text covering current and historical refractive procedures. This text meets its goals as stated by summarizing "patient evaluations, the nuances of clinical management and all refractive procedures" to date. The information is presented in outline form, making the text useful as a quick reference guide to refractive procedures.

Many refractive surgery specialists contributed the book chapters. The text begins with a chapter on refractive surgery options written by Dr Probst and Dr Doane. This chapter briefly discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various refractive procedures. It also includes a chart comparing refractive procedures appropriate for patients based on their degree of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

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