Pioneer of refractive surgery discusses present, future available options

TOKYO — Corneal refractive surgery has lost ground over the past few years for reasons that should be better analyzed, but new developments are under way that might put it back on track in upcoming years, a pioneer of refractive surgery said in an interview at the World Ophthalmology Congress. “We had years of overproduction of refractive procedures, of great enthusiasm and growth. Now the economy has gone down, and the demand has dropped dramatically,” Bo T. Philipson, MD, told Ocular Surgery News.

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