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Management of Unsuccessful LASIK Surgery

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Management of Unsuccessful LASIK Surgery

Renato Ambrósio Jr et al. Compr Ophthalmol Update.


Refractive procedures enjoy very high success rates and are among the most commonly performed elective surgeries in medicine. With better insights into preoperative screening, the overwhelming majority of cases have successful outcomes. Unfortunately, however, all refractive surgeons must appropriately manage unsuccessful cases. Unsuccessful refractive surgery procedures may relate to each step of the refractive surgery process: preoperative screening, surgical planning, intraoperative events, and postoperative biomechanical or healing anomalies. This paper reviews the management of unsuccessful laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) procedures, focusing on significant advances related to wavefront-guided therapeutic ablations.

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