Excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia and astigmatism. American Academy of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology. 1999 Feb;106(2):422-37.


The purpose of the Committee on Ophthalmic Procedures Assessment is to evaluate on a scientific basis new and existing ophthalmic tests, devices, and procedures for their safety, efficacy, clinical effectiveness, and appropriate uses. Evaluations include examination of available literature, epidemiologic analyses when appropriate, and compilation of opinions from recognized experts and other interested parties. After appropriate review by all contributors, including legal counsel, assessments are submitted to the Academy's Board of Trustees for consideration as official Academy policy.

MeSH terms

  • Astigmatism / surgery*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Cornea / surgery*
  • Corneal Topography
  • Humans
  • Lasers, Excimer
  • Myopia / surgery*
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical*