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JM Merayo-Lloves, G Rodriguez, A Mayo, A Sebastian; Psycometric Outcome Analysis of Myopic Patients With Lasik Surgery . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):4158.
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Purpose: To develop a survey that could be used to increase the care of patients that choose refractive surgery for the correction of myopia. Methods: Patients that underwent lasik surgery for myopia (range -1D to -12D and less than 5D of astigmatism) were invited to participate in the psycometric study before and 1 year after lasik. A 60 items survey was developed with questions regarding type of previous correction, motivation for surgery, dry eye symptoms, past ocular, medical and familiar history, visual function and night vision. Results: Fifty three consecutive patients (54% male), mean age 34, were included in the study. The leading motivation for surgery were confort (54%)and contact lens intolerance (30%). Overall satisfaction was very good in 95% patients but 29% noticed an increase in night vision problems after surgery. Complains of dry eye symptoms were present after 1 year follow-up and increse in 27% of patients. Conclusion: A psycometric survey was developed to measure outcome analysis of lasik refractive surgery. This questionary could help both patient and surgeron in the decision making.
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