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.
Covers patient journey through the procedure - what goes right as well as what can go wrong
Important ancillary material on www.optometryonline.net 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.
By 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
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