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About the authors
Professor Dan Reinstein, MD MA(Cantab) FRCS(C) DABO FRCOphth FEBO Mr Glenn Carp, MBBCh (WITS), FC Ophth (SA) (WITS)
How the eye works
Myopia - Short-sightedness Hyperopia - Long-sightedness Presbyopia - Ageing eyes Astigmatism
Understanding visual acuity - What does 20/20 mean? Understanding prescriptions
How does laser eye surgery work?
Common misconceptions about laser eye surgery
Safety considerations of laser eye surgery
How safe is laser eye surgery? How is safety measured?
Questions to ask when considering laser eye surgery
Questions about technology
Topography and Tomography Pachymetry
Pupillometry
Wavefront aberrometry Tonometry
Night vision simulation
Contrast sensitivity testing
Ocular dominance and loose lens testing Microkeratome
Femtosecond laser
Excimer laser
Active Eye Tracking
Wavefront Guided treatment
Customised Wavefront Optimised treatment
Frequently Asked Questions Glossary















































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