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LASIK studies showed high patient satisfaction

Peter J. McDonnell, MD, William Holland Wilmer professor and director, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, noted in the August issue of Eye World that the Patient- Reported Outcomes with LASIK (PROWL) studies showed that 98% of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with LASIK. According to the study 99.5% of patients achieved a visual acuity of 20/20 or better with 76% attaining acuity of 20/12.5 or better. At 6 months 98% of patients were either satisfied or very satisfied. The studies indicated that outstanding results can be achieved with LASIK.

Posted November 1, 2015

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