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Wavefront and Emerging Refractive Technologies

edited by: J.B. Koury

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Publication details: Book. 2003. xii and 199 pages. Publication date: 2003-04-25. 74 figures, of which 56 in full color, and 9 tables. Hardbound. 16x24 cm (6.3x9.4 in).

ISBN: 978-90-6299-185-3 (ISBN 10: 90-6299-185-8; Kugler Publications)
This publication is part of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology series
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The New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology proudly presented its 51st Annual Symposium from February 22nd to February 24th, 2002. Entitled "Wavefront and Emerging Refractive Technologies," it proved to be an exciting update on the principles of wavefront technology, as well as a glimpse into the future of this exploding field. 

Dr. Marguerite McDonald is to be thanked for heading up the program committee that organized an excellent meeting. Amber Howell, executive director of the academy, also deserves recognition for working to make the meeting the success that it was. Dr. George Ellis, Jr., president during the meeting, and the members of the executive committee all also deserve thanks.

The internationally recognized faculty assembled by Dr. McDonald generously shared their experience and techniques with a large audience, and then expanded on their presentations in the many round tables and question and answer sessions. All of those sessions have been transcribed and included in the following text, since they are part of the magical educational experience that the New Orleans Academy meeting offers. 

Editing this text has been both a challenge and an honor. I am deeply grateful to the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology for allowing me to learn from its meetings for so many years. This volume is but a small token of the gratitude owed to this organization for the knowledge it has imparted to me, and to many others during its 51 years.

The publication of this book would not have been possible without the generous support of the Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Foundation. On behalf of the members of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology, I thank the foundation for allowing our educational mission to continue. 

Jill B. Koury, M.D.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Editor and Contributors

Wavefront Basics

Wavefront basics
David R. Williams

Understanding wavefront clinically - What it can and cannot do
Raymond A. Applegate

Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers on "Customized prolate excimer ablation"
(Jack Holladay)

Wavefront Results

Mixed astigmatism
Paolo Vinciguerra and Fabrizio I. Camesasca

Wavefront results - Bausch-Lomb clinical data
Stephen G. Slade

The wavefront results - Alcon CustomCornea clinical data
Ronald R. Krueger

Questions and Answers on "Supervision with wavefront"
(Jack Holladay)

New Modalities

Round Table: What can wavefront technology do for my practice?
Daniel S. Durrie, Moderator

Conductive keratoplasty using radiofrequency energy to treat hyperopia
Daniel S. Durrie

Problems and Progress

Smoothing in excimer refractive surgery
Paolo Vinciguerra and Fabrizio I. Camesasca

Round Table: While we wait for wavefront technology, how can we help our unhappy postoperative refractive patients?
Karl G. Stonecipher, Moderator

Round Table: LASIK complications: new approaches
Steve Schallhorn, Moderator

Results from the clinical trial of the Intralase laser
Stephen G. Slade

Questions and Answers

Algorithms, Allegretto and Accounting

Round Table: The best postoperative regimen for refractive surgery patients
Ronald R. Krueger, Moderator

Interim (three-month) LASIK results with the WaveLight Allegretto Wave Excimer Laser
Guy M. Kezirian and Karl G. Stonecipher

Questions and Answers

Adaptive Optics and Aberrations

What adaptive optics can do for the eye
David R. Williams

Preliminary LADARWave measurement of flap-induced aberrations
Ronald R. Krueger

Questions and Answers on "Results of the Wavelight Allegretto Laser for the treatment of myopia and myopic astigmatism"
(Charles R. Moore)

Butterfly LASEK

Butterfly LASEK
Paolo Vinciguerra and Fabrizio I. Camesasca

Questions and Answers on "Sceral expansion bands for the correction of presbyopia"
(Barry Soloway)


Epi-LASIK - A new refractive technique
Ioannis G. Pallikaris, Irene I. Naoumidi, Maria I. Kalyvianaki and Harilaos S. Ginis

Are all aberrations equal?
Ray A. Applegate
(Daniel S. Durrie)

Questions and Answers on "Managing visual loss after LASIK"
(Marc Michelson) and New LASEK techniques (Herman Sloane)

Index of authors

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