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Refractive Surgery - Types of Procedures, Risks, and Benefits

Emil Chynn

Park Avenue LASEK

Dr. Chynn has gained his MD degree at Columbia and has completed an ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School. He was the recipient of the Emory fellowship in refractive surgery. He is a member of professional societies such as the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

Co-editor:

Jad Ayash

Park Avenue LASEK

Dr. Ayash received a fellowship at Park Avenue LASEK, USA. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), Lebanese Ophthalmologic Society (LOS) and the Society of Ophthalmologists in Lebanon and Abroad (SOLA).

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Myopia Hyperopia Astigmatism Presbyopia Surface Ablation LASEK LASIK Lenticle Intraocular Contact Lens Refractive Lens Exchange Scarring Recovery

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Since the invention of the excimer laser for refractive surgery by Stephen Trokel, MD and Francis L'Esperance, MD of Columbia University in the 1980s, and the FDA approval in the 1990s, over 100 million eyes have been treated worldwide by a wide variety of procedures. Unfortunately, there have been few publications classifying the myriad of procedures in a systematic fashion, in a way that is accessible to the physician and layperson alike, so it is useful in determining which procedure is best for a given indication. Therefore, the aim of this book is to group all available procedures into 3 logical categories, based on anatomic principles, so that these categories also logically highlight the relative advantages and disadvantages of each procedure. Hopefully, this will help general ophthalmologists, as well as optometrists, recommend the appropriate procedure in the field of refractive errors of the eye, and the layperson to choose the best one, given the varying considerations of safety, cost, contraindications, recovery time, and other factors.

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Date completed: November 9th 2021

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Review results due: April 26th 2022

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Expected publication date: June 25th 2022

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Emil Chynn

Park Avenue LASEK

Dr. Chynn has gained his MD degree at Columbia and has a completed an ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School. He was the recipient of the Emory fellowship in refractive surgery. He is an ASCRS and ESCRS member and lecturer, refractive surgeon with national (US) and some international reputation and has published many articles including 1st author in top 3 ophthalmology journals in the world. Dr. Chynn serves as a peer reviewer in some reputable journals, and is a member of professional societies such as the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), a fellow in American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), American Medical Association (AMA), American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), Association for Research in Visual Science and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and American Bureau for Medical Advancement in China (ABMAC).

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