TITLE

Why Can't My Child Have Refractive Surgery?

AUTHOR(S)
Granet, David B.; Castro, Erika
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
American Orthoptic Journal;2002, Vol. 52, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Addresses the common questions asked by parents regarding the benefits and risks of pediatric refractive surgery. Frequently asked questions; Procedural difficulties that can occur during refractive surgery in pediatric patients; Potential pediatric candidates for refractive surgery.
ACCESSION #
9110584

 

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