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,
Refractive Surgery: A Color Synopsis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(3):408-409. doi: