Scientific literature on Lasik satisfaction and side effects?
April 29, 2012 4:32 AM Subscribe
I would like links to peer-reviewed literature regarding laser vision correction.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike to science & nature (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm considering laser vision correction, and I'm looking for information. However, I have noticed that a lot of the information online is either industry content, or anecdotes. I'm a researcher, but not a vision researcher, so I don't really know the relevant literature, or even a good entry point into the literature. When I do a citation database search, I get lots of very specialized articles. Here's what I'd like: links to general research on satisfaction with and side effects of laser vision correction, preferably meta-analyses or literature reviews (that is, not dealing with a very specific technique, or a small modification of a technique). Or, if that's not possible, perhaps literature on a very common, currently used technique.
Also, due to the traveling I do, I could theoretically have the surgery done in the US, Canada, anywhere in Europe, Singapore, or Australia. I'd also like information regarding which of these countries it might be preferable to get the surgery done in.
Please, no anecdotal information regarding your experience, or a friend's experience. There's plenty of that already on the green. Thanks!