The Patient

  • Nayyirih G. Tahzib
  • Rudy M. M. A. Nuijts
  • James J. Salz
  • Bharavi Kharod
  • Natalie A. Afshari


  • The relationship between patient expectations, the medical outcome, and patient satisfaction is complex.

  • It is important to determine patient’s motivations and expectations before surgery.

  • Patients should be educated on the potential side effects of refractive surgery.

  • In case of complications, patients should be informed as soon as possible, whereby the doctor should try to maintain their trust.


Contact Lens Excimer Laser Refractive Error Pupil Size Binocular Vision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nayyirih G. Tahzib
    • 1
  • Rudy M. M. A. Nuijts
    • 1
  • James J. Salz
    • 2
  • Bharavi Kharod
    • 3
  • Natalie A. Afshari
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyAcademic Hospital MaastrichtMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laser Vision Medical AssociatesBeverly HillsUSA
  3. 3.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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