Sunday, February 1, 2009

Libre para ser delgado or LASIK

Libre para ser delgado

Author: Marie Chapian

Una nueva manera de vivir para vencer la obesidad.

New interesting book: Os seus Papéis e Responsabilidades Como um Membro de Conselho, volume.2

LASIK: A Guide to Laser Vision Correction

Author: Ernest W Kornmehl

If you'd like to improve your vision and reduce or eliminate your need for glasses or contacts, perhaps you're considering LASIK. This procedure has become one of the most popular vision correction surgeries in the nation with 9 million Americans undergoing LASIK procedures annually.

But, before you entrust your eyes to a surgeon, make sure you become an informed consumer. In LASIK A Guide to Laser Vision Correction, three ophthalmologists, who together have performed more than 65,000 LASIK procedures, help you understand what the surgery involves. Among the questions they answer:

  • Are you a candidate for LASIK surgery?
  • How is LASIK performed?
  • How much vision improvement you can expect?
  • How does the new Wavefront technology improve LASIK?
  • How do you choose a qualified ophthalmologist?
  • How many procedures should your ophthalmologist have performed?
  • What are the possible complications?
  • What follow up care will you need after the surgery?

The Book to Read before Having LASIK Surgery!

Library Journal

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) continues to grow in popularity as a viable and relatively safe way to correct faulty vision. This pithy book by Kornmehl, Robert Maloney, M.D., and Jonathan Davidorf, M.D., is a complete update of the 2000 first edition (not seen). The authors explain the parts of the human eye, how vision functions, and common problems that affect the way we see. They describe the development of the LASIK procedure, its clinical trials and ultimate approval by the FDA in 1999, and the current statistical success of the procedure. And they provide readers with criteria for selecting a competent surgeon; inform them about parameters surgeons use to evaluate probabilities of success; and tell them what they should expect when considering the procedure as well as what to expect from the initial consultation and evaluation, surgery, and recovery. Wavefront technology, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and other vision-correction procedures are also explained. The color illustrations are clear and instructive, and the risks and complications associated with the procedure are well delineated. This excellent resource is recommended for consumer health collections.-Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp. Lib., Tampa Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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