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May 1995

An Atlas of Corneal Topography

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Janesville, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(5):561. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100050023017

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It was an instant success, but it took decades to achieve. This could describe the subject's importance of this quick-read, how-to-do-it, well-illustrated color atlas on the Eye Sys Laboratories corneal topography device. The quality of the illustrations and easy-to-follow legends that are described nicely in the 10, generally concise chapters, gives the reader who uses this instrument, especially following the usual training, a feeling of greater security through understanding. Computed corneal topography (CCT) has created a new paradigm for ophthalmology that must be incorporated into teaching programs and current practice, especially for keratorefractive surgery. Once practitioners accept the reality and importance of CCT, this atlas will give the bases for its use and enough sophistication to interpret unknowns.

Chapter 1, "Introduction to Corneal Topography," teaches how to look at the color maps and describes the evolution of CCT. Keratometry, even with Soper's marvelous invention of the topogometer or the Placido

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