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Book and Software Review
January 1999

Excimer Laser Phototherapeutic Keratectomy: Management of Scars, Dystrophies, and Complications

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Dimitri Azar, MD, Roger F. Steinert, MD, and Walter J. Stark, MD, 225 pp, with color illus, $79, ISBN 0-683-30346-5, Baltimore, Md, Williams & Wilkins, 1997.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(1):143. doi:

Although there are many recent books about excimer lasers, this book is unique because it focuses on the use of excimer lasers in the treatment of a wide variety of corneal diseases other than refractive disorders. As a bonus, a section in the book focuses on refractive laser complications and the use of phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) to manage these complications. The book is divided into 5 sections, and each section contains 2 to 5 succinct and well-referenced chapters.

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