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Refractive Surgery Technology Advances May Expand Options for Surgeons, Patients

OCULAR SURGERY NEWS U.S. EDITION September 25, 2011
US surgical trends in refractive error correction have vacillated substantially over the years, with surface ablation and LASIK gaining and losing popularity as new drugs and technologies emerge. Enhancements that reduce postoperative pain and haze led to a resurgence in the use of surface ablation procedures; topical NSAIDs, topical dilute anesthetics and oral medications ease recovery, and intraoperative mitomycin C lessens visual complications. However, the advent of femtosecond laser platforms for LASIK again turned the tides, improving the precision and safety of a procedure that began to lose popularity amid concerns over potential flap complications.

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