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    Understanding new insights on patient experiences after LASIK

     

    Indianapolis—A study designed to set an appropriate benchmark for LASIK is generating interesting findings in a preliminary analysis of outcomes at 1 year, said Francis Price Jr., MD.

    The prospective, Internet-based survey study is under way at multiple centers across the United States and three international sites. It is funded solely by the participating practices and the Cornea Research Foundation of America. Eligible patients are 18 to 60 years old who require some vision correction, are not seeking multifocal treatment, and do not have keratoconus or abnormal topography.

    Patients are administered surveys at enrollment with questions about satisfaction with vision correction, vision difficulties, and complications, and are being surveyed again after 1, 2, and 3 years, according to Dr. Price, president and founder, Cornea Research Foundation of America, and in private practice, Indianapolis.

    “We know both LASIK and contact lens wear provide more functional and aesthetic correction than glasses, but both LASIK and contact lenses entail some risk,” he said. “We are very excited about the study and believe it will greatly expand our understanding of the issues people have with both LASIK and contact lenses.”

    Cheryl Guttman Krader
    Cheryl Guttman Krader is a contributor to Dermatology Times, Ophthalmology Times, and Urology Times.

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