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October 1992

Refractive Keratotomy for Myopia and Astigmatism

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(10):1376. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080220038013

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Refractive Keratotomy for Myopia and Astigmatism represents an effort to assemble detailed information on the exciting and controversial area of radial and astigmatic keratotomy. The book is divided into seven sections. Section 1, devoted to defining the condition of myopia including corneal optics and topography, is comprehensive and relevant to any corneal surgeon. Section 2 traces the historical evolution of refractive keratotomy and is accompanied by brief sketches of the pioneers in this field.

Section 3 covers patient selection and preoperative evaluation for refractive keratotomy. The reviews of predictability of results and computerized predictability are extremely well organized, considering the potential for confusion in this area.

"A comprehensive and definitive text on the subject..."

Sections 4 and 5 span 600 pages in which surgical techniques and results of refractive keratotomy are presented. Proper corneal centration, an important but often underemphasized part of refractive surgery, is succinctly described by Hiroshi Uozato

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