By Benjamin F. Boyd
This atlas is an all-encompassing state of the art presentation of the several ideas in refractive surgical procedure and the approaches of selection for every refractive errors. all of the significant advancements are generally illustrated, basically defined, and target.
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II. 6 7 8 9 10 The sequence in which these techniques are presented in Figs. 22 and 23 is partly related to the nature of the procedure, in part to the present acceptance they have among ophthalmic surgeons, and the stage of evaluation of each technique. INTRAOCULAR LENS IMPLANTATION IN PHAKIC EYES The different lens types are shown in Fig. 24. Compared with the techniques utilized to modify the corneal curvature (Figs. 22 and 23), of which LASIK is the procedure of choice in most cases, phakic IOL styles and designs are capable of providing the patient with the best visual acuity, quality of vision and quality of image.
Buratto recommends that the manifest refraction be the one selected for the refractive surgery correction. It must therefore be carefully performed using the Subjects 6 7 8 9 10 correction that provides the best visual acuity with the least amount of minus correction. It is important not to over minus the patient. The importance of the vertex distance measurement, particularly as the amount of myopia increases, is that with most modern lasers, the vertex distance is required for accurate calibration by the laser software.
Subjects Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Limitations: The reduced size of the optical cause of its larger optical zone, it is particularly helpful to people with large pupils at night, so often present in high myopes. Limitations: It requires a corneo-scleral incision of 7 mm for insertion (non-foldable, made of PMMA). B) The Intraocular Contact Lens (Fig. 24-B): This is a soft, foldable, small incision posterior chamber plate lens designed by Guimaraes (Brazil) and Roberto Zaldivar (Argentina). This lens is also implanted in the posterior chamber between the posterior surface of the iris and the anterior capsule of the crystalline lens, and fixated in the sulcus.
Atlas of Refractive Surgery (Highlights of Ophthalmology : Challenging the Millennium) by Benjamin F. Boyd