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.