This atlas is an all-encompassing state-of-the-art presentation of the different options in refractive surgery and the procedures of choice for each refractive error. All the major developments are extensively illustrated, clearly explained, and objectively discussed. As is traditional with Dr. Boyd's books, distinguished personalities participate as his consultants and guest experts in the author's own presentation of the most significant concepts and surgical approaches.
All the main procedures now under evaluation are included. The author reviews specific indications, advantages, disadvantages and limitations of each procedure discussed. Another important segment of this book covers the practical ways clinicians can sharpen their judgment in the selection of patients. This relates not only to the individual psychological attitudes of the patient, but also to how the surgeon can predetermine the amount of correction to be made. If this is done correctly for each specific patient, the surgeon can avoid creating medium to long-term complications such as corneal ectasia and eventual development of keratoconusas well as stay away from common problems, and manage postoperative complication.
As is expected in this authorís work, the book is a unique balance between valuable text and stunning color medical illustrations.