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Title:
The laser vision breakthrough : everything you need to consider before making the decision
Author:
Brint, Stephen F., 1946-
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Publication Information:
Rocklin, CA : Prima Health, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxiv, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761520870
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Book

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Laser vision correction has helped hundreds of thousands of people throw away their eyeglasses or contact lenses. You've heard about it on the news or read about it in a magazine. You may even know someone who's had this surgery. But just whatisthis revolutionary operation? Laser vision correction is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon reshapes your cornea with a computer-controlled laser. The laser actually transfers your current eyeglass or contact lens prescription onto the surface of your eye. InThe Laser Vision Breakthrough,you'll discover a detailed account of the pros and cons of this exciting medical procedure. Scientifically edited for accuracy by a medical advisory board, this book provides you with reliable, up-to-date information on all aspects of this life-changing surgery, including: How to determine if laser vision correction is right for you Possible risks and complications How to find the best doctor The difference between the PRK and LASIK procedures What to expect during a consultation and pre-operative examination And much more! This book was written in association with TLC Laser Eye Centers, the largest laser vision correction provider in North America.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Chapter 1 What Is Laser Vision Correction?p. 1
Chapter 2 Who Has Laser Vision Correction?p. 21
Chapter 3 Am I a Candidate for Laser Vision Correction?p. 41
Chapter 4 How Can I Find the Best Doctor?p. 67
Chapter 5 What's the First Step?p. 91
Chapter 6 What Can I Expect?p. 119
Chapter 7 Is Laser Vision Correction Safe?p. 147
Chapter 8 What Can I Expect to Pay for Laser Vision Correction?p. 173
Chapter 9 Should I Wait Until the Technology Gets Better?p. 199
Chapter 10 Has the FDA Approved Laser Vision Correction?p. 221
Conclusionp. 241
Glossary of Termsp. 245
Appendix A History of Refractive Surgeryp. 257
Appendix B Am I a Candidate?p. 261
Appendix C Frequently Asked Questionsp. 267
Appendix D Tough Questions to Ask Your Doctorp. 271
Appendix E Fifty Steps to Improved Visionp. 277
Appendix F Participating in Your Own Carep. 283
Appendix G Potential Complications of Refractive Surgeryp. 285
Appendix H Vision Correction Alternativesp. 291
Appendix I Resourcesp. 297
Indexp. 303