Treating myopia

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6996.58 (Published 01 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:58

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  1. William Jory
  1. Consultant ophthalmologist London Centre for Refractive Surgery, London W1N 1PD

    Incisional keratotomy has a safer track record than photorefractive keratectomy

    EDITOR,--David S Gartry's review restores some balance to the debate about photorefractive keratectomy, emphasising that such surgery must be predictable, effective, and safe with a low incidence of complications.1 The excimer laser was introduced to treat myopia in the expectation that photoreactive keratectomy would surpass incisional keratotomy (microsurgery: the safer American development of Russian radial keratotomy) in predictability. This has not happened since a greater degree of remodelling is …

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