Wagner, Rudolp S.; O'Keeffe, Mikhael
July 2009
Ocular Surgery News;7/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 13, p11
Academic Journal
The article presents the views of ophthalmologists Rudolph S. Wagner and Michael O'Keeffe on whether photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) should be the preferred technique in pediatric refractive surgery. Wagner believes that LASIK is not an ideal option for children for several reasons, including refractive error limitations and healing concerns. O'Keeffe says that the choice of technique will depend on the patient with major consideration on the degree of myopia and the corneal thickness.


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