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    Staying calm while navigating through LASIK complications

    Encountering complications is inevitable for anyone who performs LASIK, and when the complication occurs intraoperatively, surgeons are often faced with the need to make a decision quickly, said Priyanka Sood, MD.

    Preparedness for potential complications, minimizing risk factors, and knowing appropriate approaches for intervention are all important for achieving good outcomes.

    Discussing management of LASIK flap complications at Refractive Surgery 2017, Priyanka Sood, MD, said she augments these strategies with a focus on “keeping calm and carrying on.” She calls her approach the “what went right method” and she illustrated it with two case examples.

    Dr. Sood, a private practitioner in Boston, described her method as a take on the “compliment sandwich.”

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