A Handbook for OptometristsBy
- 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.
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
- 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?