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|Speciality||Opthalmology and Optometry|
Ophthalmic Surgeon, Medical Director; Director; President
Hadassah Optimal, Refractive Surgery Centre of Hadassah Hospital, Haifa Branch, Israel; National Center for the Treatment of Keratoconus; Society of Refractive Surgery in Israel
Department of Ophthalmology Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery Unit
University Hospital of Bordeuax
Prof Michael Belin
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Head, Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery Department
Paris, France, Europe
Renato Ambrósio Jr
Instituto de Olhos Renato Ambrósio Rio de Janeiro Corneal Tomography and Biomechanics Study Group, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Federal University of São Paulo Brazil
|Long-term Analysis of Epi-ON Corneal Collagen Cross-linking Outcomes in Corneal Ectasia||1-6|
|Terrien's Marginal Degeneration: An Uncommon Eye Disease and Treatment Modalities||11-12|
|Very Asymmetric Keratoconus: A Case Report of Long-term Follow-up||13-19|
|Sterile Corneal Perforation Following Corneal Collagen Cross-linking in a Patient with Down Syndrome||20-22|
|Femtosecond Circular Keratotomy in Stage I and II Keratoconus||7-10|
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