Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

: 1988  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-

Refractive keratoplasty

Tony Fernandez 
 CBM Oph. Institute, Little Flower Hospital, Angamally-683 572 Kerala, India

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Any literature on Refractive Keratoplasty is bound to be received with enthusiasm by the anterior segment microsurgeon because it is a new and exciting field. The usefulness to the general ophthalmic surgeon is limited because these surgeries are not done as routine proce≠dures Their unpredictability and long term effect is yet to be evaluated in full.

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One should admit that as these surgeries are all their early informative stages and the result will also be variable and the opinions expressed maybe conflicting. The articles are written with good illustrative diagrams Good references have been given after each chapter. To those contemplating to start such surgeries, this is an excellent guide. To others is gives valuable information regarding the present modality of treatment and an assessment of the future developments to come.

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