Carolina EyeCare Research Center Authors Latest Global LASIK Scientific Literature Review

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In 2009, our team at the Carolina EyeCare Research Center took on the enormous task of the first global LASIK scientific literature review – “LASIK World Literature Review – Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction” – which compiled more than 2,900 peer-reviewed papers on LASIK published between 1988 and 2008. At that time, we were extremely pleased to find the global LASIK patient satisfaction rate was more than 95 percent. As an ophthalmologist here in Charleston, SC, this was very exciting news to hear.

Recently, the same team, came to the conclusion it was time to revisit the available literature on LASIK, primarily to determine if modern LASIK has improved patient outcomes when compared to the technology first approved and reviewed. The new research project would include more than 4,400 peer-reviewed clinical studies of LASIK vision correction safety and performance published worldwide between 2008 and 2015.

We are pleased to announce our efforts have been honored with publication in the in the July 2016 issue of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. The paper, entitled “Modern Laser in Situ Keratomileusis Outcomes,” concludes patients are experiencing better visual outcomes than ever before. The findings are supported by a massive pool of data, showing the procedure has improved over time and, with the introduction and use of the latest technology and techniques, is among the safest and most effective elective procedures available today. We also learned the global patient satisfaction rate has increased to more than 98 percent.

Find the paper published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and read more about the study’s findings.

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Our renowned ophthalmologist serves Charleston, and the entire state of South Carolina. Dr. Kerry Solomon's ophthalmology practice is located in Mt. Pleasant, with an additional location in West Ashley. Our practice specializes in refractive lens exchange, PRK, LASIK, laser cataract surgery with multifocal IOLs and toric lenses, and other eye surgery procedures. Dr. Solomon's patients come to Charleston from areas such as Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Goose Creek, Johns Island, and Kiawah Island, SC; Asheville, NC; and Savannah, GA.

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