LASIK for hyperopia, hyperopic astigmatism, and presbyopia

Neal A. Sher*

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A. INTRODUCTION Until recently, the surgical correction of hyperopia and presbyopia has lagged behind the surgery of myopia in terms of patient demand and investigative efforts. Early surgical attempts at hyperopic correction included hexagonal keratotomy (1), automated lamellar keratoplasty (2), epikeratophakia (3), and keratophakia (4). These procedures all had very limited success. They were either very difficult to perform or were unstable and unpredictable and caused irregular astigmatism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLASIK (Laser in Situ Keratomileusis)
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals, Surgical Techniques, and Complications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780824745776
ISBN (Print)9780824707972
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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