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    Step-by-Step LASIK and PRK

    By Sonia H. Yoo, MD
    Annual Meeting 2013
    Cornea/External Disease, Refractive Mgmt/Intervention

    Part 3 of a 9-part symposium titled "Introduction to Cornea and Lens-Based Refractive Surgery for Residents." This series of videos will provide an overview of the most relevant topics on corneal and lens-based refractive surgery, including patient evaluation, topographic evaluation, a step-by-step surgical explanation of LASIK and surface ablation procedures, discussion of surgical complication recognition and management, and decision trees for choosing appropriate premium IOL candidates and managing complications unique to these individuals. This will provide a basis upon which individuals in training may begin to grow their knowledge base and gain comfort in practicing independently after graduation. The sympoisum is an interactive didactic led by recognized experts and international leaders in the field of refractive surgery, and is specifically directed at the resident education level, as opposed to many of the courses at AAO directed towards specialists already in practice. This focus should allow the resident to gain the optimal learning experience.

    Part 1: Basic LASIK Preoperative Evaluation
    Part 2: Topographic and Tomographic Evaluation for Refractive Surgery
    Part 3: Step-by-Step LASIK and PRK
    Part 4: LASIK and Cataract Surgery Nightmares: How to Avoid Them?
    Part 5: Postoperative Complications and Management after LASIK
    Part 6: Decision Tree: When PRK and When LASIK
    Part 7: Patient Selection for Refractive Lens Exchange
    Part 8: Toric, Multifocal, and Accommodating IOLs
    Part 9: Management of Dissatisfied Premium IOL Patients: How to make lemonade out of lemons