by Lucio Buratto, MD, and Stephen Brint, MD, 816 pp, $234.95 (hardcover),ISBN 1-55642-606-2, Thorofare, NJ, Slack Inc, 2003.
As with many surgical procedures, the nuances of laser-assisted in situkeratomileusis (LASIK) are easily overlooked by the casual observer and inexperiencedsurgeon. In Custom LASIK: Surgical Techniques and Complications, Drs Buratto and Brint have updated their previous text1 andadded information on customized corneal ablation (hence the addition of “Custom”to the title) with the assistance of over 100 renowned contributors from aroundthe world. The culmination of their efforts is a 2-section text of 38 chaptersand 81 subchapters. An accompanying CD-ROM contains mostly JPEG images andfigures from the book in a resolution sufficient for presentations. The targetaudience is those seeking an introductory-level, experience-based descriptionof LASIK principles and techniques and customized keratorefractive procedures.
Custom LASIK: Surgical Techniques and Complications. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122(11):1736-1737. doi:10.1001/archopht.122.11.1736-b