Proof you should ditch those glasses and contact lenses! Come in for a Free LASIK evaluation today! New Study results reveal safety and efficacy of LASIK.
- Posted on: Sep 26 2016
This month, a new study in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery looked at articles published between 2008 and 2015, so that it represented modern LASIK, and not the original iterations. The study title is “Modern Laser in Situ Keratomileusis Outcomes.”
Key clinical findings related to LASIK efficacy and safety were extracted from the relevant studies and determined:
- 99.5% of patients were 20/40 or better
- 20/20 or better was achieved in 90.8% of the 56,000 eyes that reported data
- Overall, 90.9% of patients were within 0.5 diopter of target correction, and 98% were within 1 diopter
- Less than 1 percent, .61%, of patients lost 2 lines (of the eye chart) of best corrected visual acuity of the 58, 653 procedures reporting data. As a point for reference, the FDA threshold for safety is less than 5 percent, confirming LASIK far surpasses the standard for safety.
Basically, in “normal people terms,” this study brings to the forefront some major numbers in favor of the safety and efficacy of LASIK.
Many of you want proof, well here it is. Proof you should ditch those glasses and/or contact lenses!
For the full study info, click here.
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