Dr. Lucio Buratto is joined by Drs. Stephen Slade and Marco Tavolato, along with a team of 23 world-renowned surgeons, to produce a complete book specifically designed to improve the patient’s quality of vision with LASIK.
All surgeons will benefit from the format in which basic surgical procedures are explained, as well embracing the latest information available such as advanced laser procedures with ablations, femtocecond lasers, and excimers.
With more than 250 color illustrations demonstrating the various procedures and concepts, the book will help ophthalmologists develop a more thorough understanding of LASIK.
LASIK: The Evolution of Refractive Surgery is perfect for the surgeon interested in learning the concepts, developing the skills, and preparing for the surgical procedure. LASIK: The Evolution of Refractive Surgery contains a detailed description of the basic technique of LASIK and the special techniques devised by Dr. Lucio Buratto, Dr. Slade, Dr. Tavolato, and a group of highly acclaimed international surgeons experienced with encountering standard and unusual circumstances.
LASIK: The Evolution of Refractive Surgery will provide the multitude of LASIK techniques that have emerged and the technological advancements that have made them possible and is a necessary text for all surgeons aspiring to improve their surgical results using the latest techniques available today.
In 1989, Dr. Buratto presented and was the world’s first surgeon to use the excimer laser for intrastromal keratomileusis, and concurrently also started to treat low myopia using PRK techniques. In 1996, he was the world’s first surgeon to use the new technique called “Down-Up LASIK,” which improved the LASIK procedure for the correction of myopia. For teaching purposes, Dr. Buratto has performed surgical operations during live surgery sessions for more than 200 international and Italian congresses; performed surgery during satellite broadcasts to 54 countries in 4 different continents; and designed and produced 136 instruments for ocular surgery.
Dr. Buratto has written over 125 scientific publications and 53 monographs dedicated to ophthalmic surgery and has received several awards, including Maestro of Italian Ophthalmology with Medal of Merit (1998); Barraquer, during the International Congress of the American Academy (2000); Binkhorst Lecture during the XXII Annual Meeting, Paris (2004); and Fyodorov Medal at the HSIOIRS meeting, Athens (2006). Since 2007, Dr. Buratto has been Honorary President of AISO (Italian Academy of Ophthalmological Sciences) and past president of AICCER (Italian Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery). Presently, he is the director of Centro Ambrosiano Oftalmico (Ophthalmic Microsurgery Center), and practices at his private profession in Milan.
Stephen G. Slade, MD, FACSis a native Houstonian and is in private practice in Houston, TX. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Medical School with a final elective year spent at Guy’s Hospital, London, UK. He completed a residency at the LSU Eye Center in New Orleans, LA and fellowships in corneal surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and in New York, NY on Project ORBIS.
Dr. Slade is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. He is an active teacher of surgical techniques and has taught and certified over 8,000 surgeons in LASIK and lamellar refractive surgery. Several hundred have chosen him for their own surgery. Dr. Slade is also an active researcher and has served as medical monitor for several new technologies, including laser cataract surgery, wavefront LASIK, ICLs, femtosecond lasers, keratophakia and accommodating IOLs. He has the nation’s longest experience in LASIK (along with Stephen Brint, MD), femtosecond laser LASIK, accommodating IOLs, and femtosecond laser cataract surgery.
Dr. Slade has received numerous awards including 18 named lectures, Refractive Surgeon of the Year, two China Service Medals, the Lans Award, the Casebeer Award, and the 2007 Barraquer Award. Dr. Slade was selected by his peers for “Best Doctors,” “Texas Super Doctors,” and “Best Doctors in America” and has received the Senior Honor Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a regular presenter at medical meetings and has received several “Best Speaker” awards and has twice won First Place at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Film Festival. He is on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Refractive Surgery, and serves as Chief Medical Editor of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today as well as President of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgery.
Dr. Slade has produced many articles and book chapters, holds 5 patents or patents pending in the field, and has authored or co-authored 8 textbooks on ophthalmic surgery. Dr. Slade has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, NYT, WSJ and was the featured surgeon on the Emmy award-winning PBS documentary “20/10 by 2010?” narrated by Walter Chronkite.
Marco Tavolato, MD graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of Padua in Italy. He specialized in ophthalmology at the same university. He was employed at the Centro Oculistico San Paolo Ophthalmology Department in the Hospital of Sant’Antonio di Padova as the Department’s Chief Consultant in October 2006. He has published scientific articles in national and international journals. He worked for a year at the VISSUM Institute in Alicante, Spain under the supervision of Professor Jorge Aliò.
About the Authors
Chapter 1 A History of Refractive Surgery
Chapter 2 The Preoperative Visit
Chapter 3 The Excimer Laser
Chapter 4 The Femtosecond Laser
Chapter 5 Outpatient LASIK Procedures
Chapter 6 Complications
Chapter 7 Indications for LASIK With the Microkeratome
Chapter 8 Wavefront-Guided LASIK Procedure
Steve Schallhorn, MD
Chapter 9 Wavefront-Guided LASIK: Preoperative Workup
Chapter 10 Additional Applications of Wavefront-Guided Technology
Chapter 11 Femtosecond LASIK: Practical Pearls From 5 Years of ExperienceChapter 12 US Experience With LASIK With the Technolas Perfect Vision Customflap
520F Femtosecond Laser
Chapter 13 Femto-LASIK With the Zeiss Platform
Chapter 14 Femto-LASIK With the New Technolas Perfect Vision Femtosecond Laser:
The Technolas Femtosecond Workstation 520F (80 kHz)
Chapter 15 Technolas 520F Flaps and Zyoptix Personalized Treatment Advanced
With Advanced Control Eye-Tracker Technology
Chapter 16 Corneal Refractive Correction With MEL80 Excimer Laser and/or
VisuMax Femtosecond Laser
Chapter 17 A New Refractive Method: ReLEx FLEx
Chapter 18 Minimally Invasive ReLEx-SMILE
Chapter 19 LASIK Correction in High Myopia
Chapter 20 Bioptics for Extreme Refractive Errors
Chapter 21 Femto-LASIK for Hyperopia and Hyperopic Astigmatism: Practical Pearls
From 8 Years of Experience With Topography-Guided Corrections for Hyperopic LASIK
Chapter 22 LASIK After Intraocular Procedures
Chapter 23 LASIK After Radial Keratotomy
Chapter 24 LASIK After Penetrating Keratoplasty
Chapter 25 Nonlinear Aspheric Ablation Profiles for Presbyopic LASIK Using the MEL80
and CRS Master Laser Blended Vision Module
Chapter 26 SUPRACOR: New Algorithm for the Treatment of Presbyopia
Chapter 27 Central PresbyLASIK
Chapter 28 First Asian Experience With INTRACOR
Chapter 29 Treatment of Flap Folds and Striae Following LASIK