By Benjamin F. Boyd
This atlas is an all-encompassing state of the art presentation of the various concepts in refractive surgical procedure and the strategies of selection for every refractive errors. the entire significant advancements are broadly illustrated, in actual fact defined, and target.
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Allergan has a new acrylic lens currently under investigation. Storz, now a division of Bausch & Lomb, has manufactured a lens that has a hydrogel acrylic optic fused to PMMA haptics; this lens has been approved and is being used widely throughout Europe. Using an interesting technology, Mentor has developed the Memory Lens, a hydrogel acrylic that comes pre-rolled. Although it must be kept chilled, it can be taken from the case and inserted into the eye without being folded or requiring any other manipulation.
These changes because postoperative deterioration of vision may be independent of the procedure. b) Retinitis Pigmentosa: it is preferable to not do refractive surgery in these patients who already suffer from a serious, progressive, non-treatable disease. Night vision may be further affected. 5. Diabetes Mellitus: Again, we are dealing with a patient who might have a progressive disease. Although diabetes is not a contraindication per se, it does require much caution and the patient must understand his/her future limitations so as to not relate them to refractive surgery performed perhaps years before retinal complications arise.
2) Basement membrane dystrophy with myopia. 3) Myopia when unable to use a microkeratome because of a high brow or tight lid with narrow palpebral fissures. , find that LASIK has been used with very encouraging results in the treatment of both myopia and hyperopia. The place of LASIK alongside photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is in flux but LASIK appears to be the better technique in correcting higher degrees of myopia and low and moderate hyperopia. In some centers such as their own (as well as Waring in Atlanta and Lindstrom in Minneapolis), LASIK is also routinely used to treat low myopia.
Atlas of Refractive Surgery (Highlights of Ophthalmology : Challenging the Millennium) by Benjamin F. Boyd