A reference on recent advances in ophthalmic refractive procedures, detailing the LASIK technique for correcting myopia and offering an understanding of related concepts. Section I surveys the history of the procedures as well as contemporary LASIK techniques; explains prevention and management of complications, retreatments, and pre-and postoperative management; and gives information on past, present, and future microkeratomes. Section II consists of chapters by experienced surgeons, highlighting individual techniques and experiences. Includes 600 color and b&w photos and diagrams demonstrating techniques. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.