Complications in Corneal Laser Surgery

  • Stephan J. Linke
  • Toam Katz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Corneal Refractive Surgery: An Overview

  3. Errors in Corneal Refractive Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Fernando Llovet, Julio Ortega-Usobiaga, Andrea Llovet
      Pages 39-48
  4. Complications and Management in Laser Refractive Lamellar Surgery and Laser Refractive Surface Ablation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Theo Seiler
      Pages 65-74
    3. Stephan J. Linke, Fernando Llovet, Julio Ortega-Usobiaga, Andrea Llovet, Julio Baviera, Mercedes Martínez-del-Pozo et al.
      Pages 75-109
    4. Anders Ivarsen, Jesper Hjortdal
      Pages 111-125
    5. Johannes Steinberg, Stephan J. Linke
      Pages 127-153
  5. Post Corneal Refractive Surgery Ectasia (PRSE)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Renato Ambrósio Jr, Isaac Ramos, Fernando Faria Correia
      Pages 157-173
  6. Complications and Management in Phototherapeutic and Laser Transplant Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Johannes Steinberg, Stephan J. Linke, Toam R. Katz
      Pages 177-198
    3. Berthold Seitz, Moatasem El-Husseiny, Achim Langenbucher
      Pages 199-225
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 227-233

About this book


This book systematically assesses common complications that can occur in the clinical practice of corneal laser surgery. It provides practical tips to better diagnose and manage pre, intra and postoperative complications of laser corneal surgery. Throughout the book the spectrum of all currently performed refractive (PRK, LASIK, Femto-LASIK, RELEX-SMILE) and therapeutic (Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy, topography based keratectomy, Femto-/ Excimer-laser assisted keratoplasty) laser corneal techniques is presented by international experts in the field. It is well-structured to serve as a quick reference guide – including short paragraphs and bullet point-like presentations of key information.

Complications in Corneal Laser Surgery describes all aspects of complications, their prevention  and their management, such as intraoperative flap cutting errors, decentration of optical zone, incorrect transfer of laser parameters and postoperative complications. In addition to informing readers of complications in corneal laser surgery, there is also a chapter dedicated to corneal topography and tomography to diagnose ectasia risk factors with the most updated tools. Refractive surgeons seeking to develop a better understanding of diagnosing and managing complications will find this book to be an indispensable resource for their day-to-day clinical work in the area of corneal laser surgery.      


Epithelial ingrowth Intraoperative complications Irregular ablation Post operative diagnosis Refractive lamellar surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephan J. Linke
    • 1
  • Toam Katz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf (UKE)HamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity Medical Center Hamburg EppendorfHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41494-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41496-6
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