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Refractive Laser Surgery: Who’s Interested Now?

Date: Fri 01/02/2019 - Sat 31/10/2020

Provider: Mivision

Optometrist Credits: 1 General Credit

Event Type(s): Online


There are now various corneal refractive procedures available to correct vision, ranging from laser excimer to small lenticule incision surgery (SMILE). This article assesses the existing options and gives a glimpse into what the near future holds.

Trokel introduced the excimer laser in 1983 to treat refractive errors.1 The first photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) procedures were performed in Australia in 1991, followed by laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in 1995. Since then, the available technologies have continued to evolve – the question now is which procedure is most appropriate for each patient?

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