Annals of Optometry and Contact Lens 2015;14(1):1-3.
Published online March 25, 2015.
Hot Issues for the Efficacy and Safety of Corneal Refractive Surgery
Seon Do Kim, Jin Ho Jeong
Department of Ophthalmology, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
Received: 9 January 2015   • Revised: 11 February 2015   • Accepted: 13 March 2015
We performed a literature search on the efficacy and safety of laser corneal refractive surgery and postoperative patients satisfaction for long term periods. The patient had a high percentage of good visual outcomes, and the overall rate of satisfactory patients was ranged from 91% to 97%. Results of clinical studies confirmed that the corneal surface ablation using Excimer laser such as laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) obtained excellent postoperative visual efficacy contained with safety and stability. The percentages of complication related with making flap in Korea was less than those of foreign other countries. Before taking corneal refractive surgeries with Excimer laser, meticulous preoperative examination and detailed explanation are needed. Patients also should be aware of possible post-operative discomforts or complications like halo, glare, and dry eye symptoms.
Ann Optom Contact Lens 2015;14(1):1-3
Key Words: Corneal refractive surgery, LASEK, LASIK, Safety<; br>

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