[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.161.128.52. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Book and Software Review
September 2000

Complex Cases With LASIK: Advanced Techniques and Complication Management

Author Affiliations
 

A. BLODIBARBARAMD

 

by Louis E. Probst, MD, 517 pp, $175, ISBN 1-55642-404-3, Thorofare, NJ, SLACK Inc, 2000.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(9):1308. doi:

After reviewing the complex cases presented in this book by a number of experts, I began to question the advisability of recommending laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) to any sane patient or of becoming a surgeon who performs a large number of LASIK operations. Alas, the objective of this book according to Dr Probst, the editor, is not to scare patients or surgeons away from LASIK refractive surgery, but rather to "create the complex case environment so that readers feel like they have indirectly experienced the case themselves." The readers are of course members of the ophthalmic and optometric community involved in the management of refractive surgery patients. Thus, these readers would be able to compare their complex and complicated cases with the cases presented in the book. The reader would hopefully "avoid much of the indecision and anxiety that can be associated with the atypical patient with an imperfect outcome." With this noble intention in mind, the book serves a worthwhile purpose.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×