Refractive surgery on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic

Refractive surgery rates have seen a steady increase since the reopening of ophthalmic surgery centers during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a surprising influx of procedures as patient interest continues to rise.
Ella G. Faktorovich, MD, of Pacific Vision Institute, which reopened June 2, said the number of laser vision correction procedures she performed from June to August increased by 42% over the same period in 2019.
Pacific Vision Institute is not alone in this phenomenon, as practice owners and surgeons have reported refractive surgery rates and interest from patients have risen

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