This book gives a useful and comprehensive account of basic physical principles of different lasers used in ophthalmology, their interaction with the ocular tissues and clinical applications. The author has summarized the salient points related to these areas. Emphasis has been given to make the presentation simple.while covering this broad subject of lasers. Excimer lasers have been discussed in details, along with all the available ArF excimer laser procedures. Since the subject of corneal refractive surgeries and phototherapeutic keratectomy is relatively newer one, the authors endeavour has been to go to every possible detail, yet keeping the presentation comprehensive so that the reader is not deprived of any latest information on these subjects. Summaries and tables have been provided along with relevant figures at appropriate places, to make the topics more understandable. Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) is an unfamiliar zone. The book describes this technique in great details. The writing is based on the authors own experience in this field for three years and is well supported by exhaustive references from the literature. The finer aspects of preoperative evaluation, case selection, operative procedures and postoperative management have been covered. A separate chapter on results of refractive surgeries provides useful information in the form of tables, accompanied by relevant text and is supported by extensive citations. The chapter on complications of excimer laser surgery emphasizes the aspect of prevention, along with their management.
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