A Handbook for Optometrists


  • Michelle Hanratty, BScHons, MCOptom, Refractive Surgery Clinic Manager, Aston Academy of Life Science; Sessional Lecturer, Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences, Aston University; PQE Examiner, College of Optometrists; Pre-registration Advisor, College of Optometrists, UK

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.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8809-3

Table of Contents

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?