Surface Ablation: Techniques for Optimum Results

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Ellen Penno, MD
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With Surface Ablation: Techniques for Optimum Results, refractive surgeons will learn efficient pre- and post-op routines that optimize chair time and lead to improved safety and excellent results for patients.

Inside Surface Ablation: Techniques for Optimum Results by Dr. Ellen Anderson Penno is joined by 9 contributors who offer a practical approach with clinically useful tips including patient counseling and post-operative care that will improve patient satisfaction. This up-to-date book is an excellent resource for patient assessment of candidacy for refractive surgery or in post-operative co-management.

In addition to chapters with information on patient selection, surgical techniques, post-op care, and prevention and management of complications, Surface Ablation: Techniques for Optimum Results includes several articles, contributed by leaders in the refractive surgery field, covering a variety of topics including surface ablation in keratoconus patients, corneal cross-linking, and ectasia.

Surface Ablation: Techniques for Optimum Results is a clinically-oriented resource for residents and new refractive surgeons as well as the many seasoned refractive surgeons, general ophthalmologists following the increasing trend of transitioning away from LASIK towards surface ablation for many of their patients.

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About the Author 
Contributing Authors 
Foreword by Howard V. Gimbel, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACS  

Chapter 1 Back to the Surface: The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Surface Ablation  
Article: The Role of Surface Ablation in the Treatment of Keratoconus  
Alejandro Lichtinger, MD and David S. Rootman, MD, FACS 

Chapter 2 Corneal Flap Versus No-Flap Refractive Surgery: LASIK, Intra-LASIK, and Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis Versus Photorefractive Keratectomy, LASEK, and Epi-LASIK 
Article: Techniques of Mechanical Epithelial Removal  
Ioannis Pallikaris, PhD, MD; Maria Kalyvianaki, PhD, MD; and Harilaos Ginis, PhD 

Chapter 3 Patient Selection and Preoperative Work-Up: Top 10 Red Flags  

Chapter 4 Epithelial Removal Techniques: Photorefractive Keratectomy, LASEK, Epi-LASIK, Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy  
Article: Techniques for Faster Recovery After Photorefractive Keratectomy  
Daniel S. Durrie, MD and Theodore A. Pasquali, MD 

Chapter 5 Phototherapeutic Keratectomy  

Chapter 6 Laser Ablation: Standard, Topography-Guided, Wavefront-Optimized, Wavefront-Guided  

Chapter 7 Early Postoperative Care  
Article: Advanced Surface Ablation  
Richard J. Duffey, MD 

Chapter 8 Postoperative Care in the First 6 Months  
Article: The Risk of Ectasia After Surface Ablation  
Rupa D. Shah, MD and J. Bradley Randleman, MD 

Chapter 9 Retreatment Following Surface Ablation  

Chapter 10 Complications of Surface Ablation 

Chapter 11 Special Cases  
Article: Simultaneous Collagen Cross-Linking With Photorefractive Keratectomy or IntraLase LASIK
Howard V. Gimbel, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACS and David P. Chan, MD 

Chapter 12 Factors Affecting Patient Satisfaction 

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About the Editors

Ellen E. Anderson Penno, MD, MS, FRCSC, of Western Laser Eye Associates is an eye surgeon and author who has resided in the Calgary area for more than 10 years. Trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota with a refractive fellowship at the Gimbel Eye Centre in Calgary, Alberta, she has been practicing refractive surgery and general ophthalmology since 1996 and has performed thousands of surgeries on a variety of laser types. Dr. Anderson Penno is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.  

Writing has always been a part of Dr. Anderson Penno’s career. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, she co-authored the book LASIK Complications with Dr. Howard Gimbel. Additional writing activities include articles for Salem Press and serving as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Anderson Penno lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and founded Western Laser Eye Associates in 2004.