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A Handbook for Optometrists

Intensely practical and highly accessible, this essential handbook provides a key reference for any optometrist needing to give objective information to patients considering laser eye surgery. It follows a typical patient journey through the LASIK procedure and covers the normal outcomes as well as any complications. All aspects of the optometrist's role are covered, from pre-selection, referral and data collection through to counselling, procedures and aftercare. If you want to give your patients an informed opinion about refractive surgery or are co-managing LASIK patients, you cannot be without this information.


Published: March 2005

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8809-3


  • 1 Guidelines, regulations and standards

    2 Referral to a laser eye clinic

    3 Pre-operative assessment - data collection

    4 Pre-operative assessment - eye examination

    5 Pre-operative assessment - patient counselling

    6 Treatment - the patient journey

    7 Postoperative assessment

    8 Post-operative complications

    9 Postoperative care

    10 The future: Will LASEK supersede LASIK?


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