Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Lasik Results Improved
It's being reported by the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance (USAEyes.org), a nonprofit patient advocacy group that getting a good result from Lasik and similar eye surgery has significantly improved. USAEyes.org also found that 90% of patients achieved 20/40 vision or better and 65% achieved 20/20 vision, after a review of US Food and Drug Administration clinical trials, peer-reviewed data, and individual patient outcomes. I predict that this statistical information on Lasik surgery will increase the numbers of those receiving the surgery. While one of the more common side effects has been dry eye, for many the trade off in not having to wear glasses or contacts and is worth having to use an artificial tear product from time to time. The new information was not a surprise to me since I had heard predictions that with increased training and improvements in technology better Lasik results were expected.