The Art of Refractive Surgery

Sudarshan Khokhar, Chirakshi Dhull, Yogita Gupta

Media Type:

  • Edition: 1 2020
  • Details: 250 pages, 167 ill., Hardback (Thread Stitching)
  • ISBN: 9789388257879
  • Media Type: Book
  • Language of text: English

US$ 79.99*

Media Type: Book

Product information The Art of Refractive Surgery

The Art of Refractive Surgery aims at providing a simplified and step-wise approach to ophthalmologists for planning and performing various refractive surgeries including corneal, lenticular, or combined approaches. Refractive surgery is extremely challenging as suboptimal outcomes are unacceptable. This field has seen huge developments in the recent years with advancements in investigative modalities, better laser delivery systems, wider range of options of refractive surgeries, and improved eye-tracking devices. However, the selection of ideal surgery for every patient remains a challenge and a thorough understanding of basic concepts can aid in decision-making. The Art of Refractive Surgery deals with these basic concepts, and provides certain surgical and planning tips, which have been derived through years of experience.



  • Interactive style of the narrative ideal for refractive surgeons, ophthalmologists, fellows, and residents who wish to update their refractive surgery knowledge
  • Practical examples with individual case-based approach for planning, decision-making and surgical management in a variety of scenarios
  • Extensive review of literature and includes the latest meta-analysis and clinical studies
  • Numerous illustrations and simple language to elucidate complex refractive situations
  • Surgical videos explaining each refractive surgery step-wise for deeper understanding


Sudarshan Khokhar, MD (AIIMS), FRCS (Ed), is Professor and Head of Unit, Cataract and Refractive Services at the Dr. Rajendra Prasad (RP) Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He is an expert in refractive surgeries, including ICL, SMILE, and LASIK. In addition, he possesses expertise in pediatric cataracts and complicated adult cataracts. Over the last decade, he has conducted several instructional courses at various national and international conferences such as AAO, ESCRS, APAO, WOC, AAPOS, etc. He has authored over 80 indexed publications in peer-reviewed journals and has helmed over 20 chapters in textbooks, besides authoring a textbook Atlas of Pediatric Cataract. Dr. Khokhar is the designer of “Khokhar’s capsular painting cannula” and he also pioneered the use of plasma blade in PFV eyes. He has been honored by international bodies like APAO (2016) and AAO (2017) and has more than 20 years of clinical teaching and research experience at AIIMS, New Delhi.


Chirakshi Dhull, MD(AIIMS), DNB, FICO, is Senior Resident at the Dr. Rajendra Prasad (RP) Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. She completed MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi and postgraduation in ophthalmology from AIIMS, New Delhi. She also received the prestigious Dr. G. Venkataswamy Gold Medal (2017) for registering the highest scores in DNB across India. Dr. Dhull has authored over 40 publications in peer-reviewed, indexed journals and book chapters. She has also edited and authored a textbook Atlas of Pediatric Cataract in the past along with presenting scientific research papers at various international conferences, including AAO, ESCRS, WSPOS, APAO, and APGC.


Yogita Gupta, MD(AIIMS), DNB, FICO, is Senior Resident at the Dr. Rajendra Prasad (RP) Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. She completed MBBS from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, and postgraduation in ophthalmology from AIIMS, New Delhi. She has authored over 40 publications in peer-reviewed, indexed journals and textbook chapters in the field of cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery. She has also presented scientific research papers at various national and international conferences, including AAPOS, AAO, AIOC, etc.


Frequently asked questions

How do I redeem my eBook?

  1. Once you have successfully completed your eBook purchase on please look in your Order Confirmation e-mail for your unique redemption code. If you have not received your code, please contact Customer Service at for assistance.
  2. Please go to and make an account if you do not already have one.
  3. Once you are logged in, click the Account menu at the top right of the screen. Select Redeem and enter the redemption code in the Code To Redeem box.
  4. Press Redeem. Once the code has been redeemed your eBook will download and appear in your library.
(Please note that this is a one time use code)

Can I download e-books directly to mobile phones/tablets (without going through PC/laptop)?

  1. Click this link to access app downloads for iPhone, Android, Kindle, Mac, PC, and Chromebook:
  2. Once you have downloaded the Bookshelf app, open the app and log in to your Bookshelf account to access your eBook. Click on “All Titles” in the collection pane to view all the eBooks in your account. Double-click on the title to download the book to your device. Once downloaded, double-click again to open the book.

Can I transfer e-books to other computers?
With an account from Vitalsource, you are able to access your book anywhere once you have logged in to your account at least once.

What is an e-book?

An e-book is an electronic edition of a printed book that is available as a file. The content does not differ from the printed edition of the book. Thieme offers electronic books in PDF and EPUB formats. For both formats, you need software to display the documents on your reading device. This software is not part of the e-book download.

What is the PDF format?
Adobe PDF format (Portable Document Format) is a standard format in MAC/PC area. Free programs for reading a PDF are available for all common operating systems (e.g. Windows, Mac OS, Linux) and for almost all e-book readers such as e-book readers, tablets or smartphones.

What is the EPUB format?
EPUB (electronic publication) is a standard format for e-books that enables dynamic adaptation of the text to the size of the display device. It is particularly well suited for displaying e-books on tablet PCs, smartphones, and e-book readers.
EPUBs can also be easily displayed on MACs/PCs via the free ADE (Adobe Digital Editions) software, for example.

Is an Internet connection required to read an e-book?
An Internet connection is required only to download the e-book to the reader. Once the download is complete, you can view and read the e-book without an Internet connection.

Are e-books copy-protected?
E-books from Thieme Publishing Group are provided with DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection from Vitalsource

On how many devices can I read the e-book?
You can read an e-book on up to six different (mobile) devices. These devices must be authorized with the same Adobe ID.

Can I exchange/return an e-book?
E-books are products that are not suitable for return due to their nature. Just like downloads of other electronic files (movies, music or software), e-books are excluded from the right of withdrawal. A return or exchange is therefore not possible.

Other questions?

If you have any questions about downloading Bookshelf, creating your account, or accessing and using your eBook edition, please visit