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Refractive Surgery Outcomes and Frequency of Complications

  • Wallace Chamon
  • Norma Alleman

Abstract

  • There is no risk-free surgical procedure.

  • There are enough data in literature to determine the risk for the majority of the refractive surgery procedures.

  • Refractive surgery risks and benefits should be evaluated individually in order to choose the surgical approach properly.

  • Not only incidence, but also morbidity of each possible complication should be considered in this choice.

  • Decision making in refractive procedure is an individualized process that should be based on scientific knowledge, patient’s characteristics, and surgeon experience.

Keywords

Femtosecond Laser Intraocular Lens High Myopia Refractive Surgery Posterior Chamber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wallace Chamon
    • 1
  • Norma Alleman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyFederal University of São Paulo, Paulista School of MedicineSão PauloBrazil

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