refractive surgery


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refractive surgery

Ophthalmology Any technique that corrects myopia by changing the cornea's conformation Types Radial keratectomy–incisions are made at the periphery of the cornea, flattening and weakening it; photoreactive keratectomy–cornea is photoshaved with a laser in concentric circles, which imparts homogenous consistency. See PhotoRadial keratectomy.

refractive surgery

An operation to improve the ability of the eye to focus and thus to eliminate the patient's need for eyeglasses. Examples include keratoplasty and keratomilleusis.
See also: surgery

Refractive surgery

A surgical procedure that corrects visual defects.

refractive surgery 

Surgical procedure aimed at correcting ametropia. Most procedures are performed on the cornea, but some involve either an intraocular lens implant, or more rarely crystalline lens extraction. See epikeratoplasty; Intacs; keratomileusis; keratophakia; photorefractive keratectomy; LASIK; LASEK.
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Some of the key market players in global refractive surgery devices market are Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.
The Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA) is a professional organization formed in early 2014 by leading refractive surgeons from the US and Europe.
It is fitting that the UK currently leads the world with the unique Royal College of Ophthalmologists Certification in laser refractive surgery.
Even simple matters such as the ability to see on waking or being able to use fashionable non-prescription sunglasses motivate people towards refractive surgery.
Sayegh FN Age and refraction as predictor of stability in 46 000 patients as predictor of stability of refraction after refractive surgery, J Refract Surg 2009 (Aug) 25 (8); 747-51