Surgeon highlights decline of LASIK, emergence of alternative techniques

PARIS — Over the last 15 years, LASIK has been gradually losing ground in favor of other refractive surgery techniques. “We don’t know yet whether this is due to a decline of LASIK or to the emergence of new alternative techniques that broaden the indications of refractive surgery,” Michael Assouline MD, said at the meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology. A retrospective analysis of the 52,000 cases of refractive surgery performed in his clinic since 1999 showed that the share of LASIK has gone down from 96% to less (Read more...)

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