Refractive Subspecialty Day 2016
    Refractive Mgmt/Intervention

    Lamellar refractive surgery and LASIK have the advantage over some other forms of refractive in the reduction of the effects of wound healing. Less wound healing means less postoperative pain, less haze, and fewer over- and undercorrections due to variable epithelial regeneration. More serious complications include displaced flaps, epithelial ingrowth, stromal melt, dry eye, decreased quality of vision, and ectasia. In short, compared to PRK, LASIK with the addition of the microkeratome tends to produce surgical rather than wound healing problems. Complications with LASIK tend to be immediate and must be detected early in the postoperative course.