Are IOL’s Safer Than Lasers for Treatment of Myopia?

June 10, 2010

According to MedPage Today, researchers recently reported that intraocular lenses (IOLs) match excimer laser surgery for vision correction while presenting fewer safety issues.

In a nutshell, researchers stated that the results of their systematic review suggest that phakic IOLs are safer than excimer laser surgical correction for moderate to high myopia in the range of -6.0 to -20.0 diopters [D]. Patients also preferred the IOL’s over laser surgery.

In terms of risks, endothelial cell loss did not differ between the groups treated with IOL’s and those treated with lasers.

Read more about the research on MedPage Today.




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