Waring Medal awarded for emerging refractive surgical technique

NEW YORK — The 2013 Waring Medal was awarded to Jesper Ø. Hjortdal, MD, DrMedSci, PhD, for his new refractive surgical technique for myopia patients.  “LASIK is very successful, but you can run into problems with epithelial ingrowth, flap striae or flap dislocation,” Hjortdal said at OSN New York 2013. “Instead of replacing the corneal tissue [in this procedure], you remove it.”

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