Reasons for not performing refractive surgery.

  title={Reasons for not performing refractive surgery.},
  author={Yoshiko Hori-Komai and Ikuko Toda and Naoko Asano-Kato and Kazuo Tsubota},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  volume={28 5},
PURPOSE To analyze the reasons that laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) were not performed in patients who requested surgical correction of their refractive errors. SETTING Minamiaoyama Eye Clinic, Tokyo, Japan. METHODS This retrospective review comprised 2784 consecutive patients who visited our clinic between June 1997 and August 2000. The reasons they did not receive refractive surgery (PRK or LASIK) were analyzed. RESULTS Among the 2784 patients… CONTINUE READING