Are you considering laser vision correction surgery? PRK, Epi-LASIK, LASIK, Intra-LASIK-how do you kw which procedure to choose or whether it will even be safe for you? According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, more than 28 million people have undergone laser eye surgery. Though 95 percent of them were satisfied with the outcome, 5 percent experienced complications. In this up-to-date handbook, ophthalmologist and laser vision specialist Ellen Anderson Pen provides consumers with the kwledge they will need to help them make the right decision. Laser Vision Correction: What You Need to Kw about LASIK, PRK, Intra-LASIK and Epi-Lasik is a user-friendly guide that shows the pros and cons of the four basic procedures, which includes the side effects and possible complications. It gives readers a realistic picture of what it feels like to undergo such a surgery-before, during, and after-and what to expect in the months and years ahead. Extended
Dr. Ellen Anderson Penno is an ophthalmologist who has been doing laser vision correction surgeries since 1996. She trained at the University of Minnesota's medical school and did her ophthalmology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She also has a master's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. Penno completed a refractive and research fellowship at the Gimbel Eye Centre, training under Dr. Howard Gimbel, a world-renowned pioneer in refractive and cataract surgery. She has coauthored numerous articles and chapters along with two surgical textbooks. Her first book, LASIK Complications, was translated into Spanish and Japanese. She has practiced and is board certified in the U.S. and Canada. Penno created her own clinic, Western Laser Eye Associates (www.westernlasereye.com) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She lives with her husband, daughters, dogs, cat, and a variety of wildlife on an acreage just outside Calgary.