Questions help determine when enhancements are warranted

Bowers, Lois A.
October 2007
Ophthalmology Times;10/15/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 20, p46
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The article provides information concerning important points to consider before using the laser to perform enhancements after LASIK, lamellar surgery, incisional surgery, and corneal surgery. The important points to consider include determining the patients goal, knowing the best-corrected visual acuity, and knowing the residual stromal thickness. Accordingly, it also includes cognizing the pupil dimensions and knowing the accounting for the patient's symptoms.


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