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Laser Vision Correction - Choosing the Right Procedure

Emil Chynn

Park Avenue LASEK


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About the book

Laser vision correction has safely and effectively treated over 40 million people worldwide over the past 30 years, with 1 million new patients in North America each year. However, because of advances throughout this period of time, today there are many different procedures, all of which sound very much alike to potential patients, which makes it very confusing for them to choose the correct procedure for them.

This book will be a self-contained collection of scholarly papers targeting an audience of practicing researchers, academics, PhD students and other scientists. The contents of the book will be written by multiple authors and edited by experts in the field. Authors are not limited in terms of topic, but encouraged to present a chapter proposal that best suits their current research efforts. Later, when all chapter proposals are collected, the editor will provide a more specific direction of the book.

This book is also designed to explain how the procedures work and differ, what the indications and contraindications (pluses and minuses) for each are, so that by the end, the reader will have sufficient understanding, and have acquired sufficient vocabulary, to have an intelligent conversation with their eye surgeon, to make an informed decision, and choose the best procedure for their visual needs and lifestyle and budget.  

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 1st 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: October 21st 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: January 9th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: March 9th 2020

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About the editor

Emil Chynn

Park Avenue LASEK

Columbia MD, Harvard ophthalmology residency, Emory fellowship, ASCRS and ESCRS member and lecturer, refractive surgeon with national (US) and some international reputation, 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 American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), 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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