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    Staying calm while navigating through LASIK complications

     

    “When a complication arises, I think first about what went right and what is in my favor,” Dr Sood said. “Next, I critically assess what went wrong.

    “Finally, I go back to what went right and say to myself, how can I fix this problem to get a good outcome for my patient,” she said.

    “For me, the ultimate what went right when it comes down to even showing up to the laser vision correction suite is that the literature is on our side,” Dr. Sood added. “Study after study after review after review have shown that LASIK is a very safe and effective procedure.”

    The first case Dr. Sood presented involved a femtosecond laser flap that started out routinely, but about halfway through, she noted the sidecut was beyond the raster pattern.

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