LASIK - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750688093, 9780702039119


1st Edition

A Handbook for Optometrists

Authors: Michelle Hanratty
eBook ISBN: 9780702039119
Paperback ISBN: 9780750688093
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 2nd March 2005
Page Count: 172

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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.

Key Features

  • Highly practical, bullet points, tables, boxes, practical advice, clinical tips
  • Covers patient journey through the procedure - what goes right as well as what can go wrong
  • Important ancillary material on guidelines, protocols, decision making pathways, videoclips of procedures
  • Highly illustrated and beautifully designed so that you can find the information instantly and at a glance when you are working in a busy clinic
  • Very synoptic but wide ranging in its contents from pre-selection through to post-operative management and referrals.
  • An essential white coat pocket book.

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?


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About the Author

Michelle Hanratty

Affiliations and Expertise

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