The “2022-2023 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 13: Refractive Surgery” is a comprehensive guidebook published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) that covers the fundamentals and clinical applications of refractive surgery.
The book is intended for ophthalmology residents, practicing ophthalmologists, and other eye care professionals who are interested in gaining a better understanding of refractive surgery. It is divided into several chapters that cover topics such as corneal anatomy and physiology, refractive error, preoperative evaluation, surgical techniques, and postoperative management.
The book covers a range of refractive surgery procedures, including laser vision correction, phakic intraocular lenses, and corneal refractive surgery techniques such as LASIK, PRK, and SMILE. The chapters provide in-depth explanations of the principles underlying these procedures, the advantages and limitations of each, and the potential complications and management strategies.
Additionally, the book includes case studies and clinical pearls to help readers better understand the practical application of refractive surgery techniques. The information is presented in a clear and concise manner, and the book is accompanied by numerous high-quality illustrations and images to enhance the reader’s understanding of the material.
Overall, the “2022-2023 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 13: Refractive Surgery” is an essential resource for anyone involved in refractive surgery, providing a comprehensive overview of the subject matter and serving as a valuable reference for clinical practice.