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Beyond Glasses: The Consumers Guide to Laser Vision Correction

Armstrong, Franette

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ISBN 10: 0965650502 / ISBN 13: 9780965650502
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Título: Beyond Glasses: The Consumers Guide to Laser...

Editorial: Uc Books

Condición del libro:Good

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By the writer/host of the PBS Documentary based on this book, Beyond Glasses! helps consumers understand and compare all the current and coming treatments for nearsightedness, astigmatism, farsightedness and reading vision problems. The author draws on the experience of 26 of North Americas leading ophthalmologists to detail PRK, LASIK, RK and implantable techniques along with research on side effects and complications. 35 real patient storiesincluding some stars and star athletes illustrate the range of outcomes and reactions. Chapters on getting ready and recovering help optimize patient results.

Written by a patient for patients, Beyond Glasses! is easy to read without sacrificing depth and accesses the clinical experiences of the doctors who invented, developed and tested all the proceduresnot just a single doctors opinions as in many books on medical subjects.The 396-page second edition has been completely revised and updated to include current research, new patient stories and 4 added chapters. Beyond Glasses! includes 144 photos and graphics, a detailed index, and 12 pages of research notes.

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Beyond Glasses! was written by Franette Armstrong, a formerly nearsighted patient whoseownvision was permanently corrected by laser in 1994. In writing the book Ms.Armstrong interviewed over two dozen North America's leading researchophthalmologists-those who developed and pioneered the current and comingprocedures-reviewed the world's clinical research data, and followed thecases of several dozen patients.

The result is a plain-English look at all the vision-correction alternativesavailable today or in the foreseeable future. Beyond Glasses! thoroughly comparies the laser procedures with all other alternatives, and describes treatments currently in clinical trials as well as lists locations of clinical trials. This book will help consumers who are considering one of the new vision correction procedures to understand how treatments work, where to get them done safely, and the costs, recovery issues, and likelihood of various side effects and complications.

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