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A new method for correcting short sight

13th May 2010

A new method of correcting short sight could be better and safer than laser eye surgery, according to research.

A systematic review of studies has compared laser eye surgery to phakic intraocular lenses, which are surgically implanted lenses in the eye that work similarly to contact lenses. While the two techniques were found to be equally successful, both resulting in similar proportions of people with 20/20 vision a year after surgery, those given phakic lenses were also less likely to have diminished ‘best spectacle corrected visual acuity’.

 

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Article Information

Title: A new method for correcting short sight
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 14863
Date Added: 13th May 2010

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