The surgical correction of refractive vision errors has dramatically and continually changed over time. The evolution of laser vision correction has been aided by advancements in the technology, growing experience, and improved understanding of the eye and its response to surgery. However, not all refractive errors can be treated with the laser. Phakic IOLs: State of the Art is designed to provide the advances in phakic IOL technology and techniques, ideal for physicians who treat many of the patients who are not candidates for laser vision correction. The collaboration of Dr. Lucio Buratto, Dr. Stephen G. Slade, and Dr. Nicola D. Hauranieh, along with a team of international surgeons, has produced a complete book specifically aimed to improve the treatment and therefore the quality of vision of patients. Phakic IOLs: State of the Art is designed for ophthalmologists interested in learning the concepts, developing the skills, and preparing for phakic IOL procedures. This book contains a detailed description of the basic technique of the operations, as well as the special techniques devised by the international contributors. Richly illustrated with over 200 images that demonstrate the various concepts, readers are able to develop a more thorough understanding of phakic IOL implantation. This definitive resource couples both the authors' and contributors' diverse experience and knowledge to produce a complete resource of vision correction with phakic IOLs. Expert ophthalmologists interested in being on the cutting edge and enhancing their surgical skills, as well as new physicians, will benefit from adding Phakic IOLs: State of the Art to their personal library.
Dr. Buratto has been Honorary President of the Italian Academy of Ophthalmological Sciences (AISO) and past president of the Italian Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (AICCER). Presently, he is the director of Centro Ambrosiano Oftalmico (Ophthalmic Microsurgery Center) and practices at his private practice in Milan, Italy.