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Results of the Refractive Surgery Survey 2002

1Holzer M. P., 2Solomon K. D., 2Sandoval H. P., 2Vargas L. G., 2Werner L., 2Vroman D. T., 2Apple D. J.,
1 (Charleston)
2Magill Research Center for Vision Correction, Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston)

Objective: Refractive surgery is a large growing field in ophthalmology. Among the different procedures, Laser in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) becomes the predominant treatment for refractive surgery. Purpose of this survey was to determine the number of procedures performed, practice patterns, and complication rates of refractive surgery.
Methods: A survey with detailed questions about refractive surgery and especially LASIK, LASEK/PRK and phakic intraocular lenses was mailed to the whole membership of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. This survey included questions about surgical techniques, instrumentation, equipment, complication rates and case reports.
Results: The survey was answered and sent back by more than 1300 ophthalmologists worldwide. The majority performed refractive surgery and specific trends for the different regions/continents were detected. A detailed analysis of the survey data will be presented.
Conclusions: With this worldwide survey trends, number of procedures, techniques, and complication rates of refractive surgery can be determined in an annual basis.

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