by Jeffery Machat, MD, Stephen Slade, MD, and Louis Probst, MD, 520 pp, $215, ISBN 1-55642-386-1, Thorofare, NJ, Slack Inc, 1999.
Louis Probst, MD is credited by Dr Machat as having "pulled this edition of the textbook together." The editors not only have succeeded in reflecting their own combined vast experience in lamellar refractive surgery, but include important chapters from distinguished international investigators. This edition is a benchmark reference for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) refractive surgeons.
The reader may be drawn to the book's attractive appearance, contrast-pleasing print, high-quality color figures, and extensive table of contents. I found the inclusion of both a table of contents and an expanded table of contents (providing subheadings) a bit confusing and unnecessary.
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