Comparable levels of near, distance visual acuity; high patient satisfaction marks observed
Combining LASIK, corneal inlays hits refractive ‘sweet spot’ for many patients
Advancements in preoperative assessment, techniques help to enhance refractive surgical outcomes
Quantitative measurement indicates corneal epithelium plays crucial role in outcomes
Myriad tools can help surgeons better assess patients at consultation and postoperative
WFG LASIK achieved better 25% contrast acuity gains in corrected/uncorrected distance VA
It was about 1990 when Thomas (not his real name) came to see me. I was a young assistant professor and we were in the very early days of excimer laser keratorefractive surgery.
Shortcomings in ablative procedures mean that new developments in refractive surgery are welcome. Arthur Cummings, MD, FRCSEd, reviews two new technologies that will increase patient satisfaction.
Post-LASIK refraction does not appear to be altered after pregnancy, according to the results from a small study.
Know the patient’s family history of glaucoma, and conduct a comprehensive exam before LASIK procedure. It is crucial to monitor the patient after surgery; watch for interfact cysts, loose flaps, and pressure-induced interlamellar stromal keratitis.