Technology making waves in refractive surgery

Like other areas of ophthalmology, refractive surgery enjoyed a number of refinements and advancements over the past year, including the FDA approval of both wavefront technology and conductive keratoplasty for hyperopia, and advances in refractive IOLs, among others. However, wavefront technology took center stage as the development cited as having the most potential benefit for patients undergoing refractive procedures. Several refractive surgeons weigh in on advances in their subspecialty in 2002.