Refractive Surgery: Part 1. Long-term Outcomes

Authors

  • Mark Eltis, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO Independent practice

Keywords:

PRK, LASIK, SMILE, KAMRA, ectasia

Abstract

While LASIK and PRK have been employed for two decades, there are few long-term studies on refractive surgery. This paper analyzes the long-term outcomes of LASIK and PRK and reviews the risks, benefits, and technological breakthroughs of these procedures. Rates and causes of patient satisfaction are discussed in detail.  Alternative techniques such as small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and surgical options for presbyopia are also explored. 

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Published

2022-09-14

How to Cite

Eltis, M. (2022). Refractive Surgery: Part 1. Long-term Outcomes . Canadian Journal of Optometry, 84(3). Retrieved from https://openjournals.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cjo/article/view/1969

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Section

Clinical Research