There have been vast improvements in LASIK refractive surgery over the past 30 years.  To date there have been more than 75 million LASIK procedures performed worldwide.  Treatment outcomes that were once speculative are now well understood and data driven.  This course will discuss some common watch outs when referring patients for LASIK refractive surgery and how to reduce the likelihood that a patient will have less than an optimal outcome.

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Walter Ball, O.D.



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