Laser in situ keratomileusis in 2010 – a review
Article first published online: 20 MAR 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume 38, Issue 2, pages 192–210, March 2010
How to Cite
Sutton, G. L. and Kim, P. (2010), Laser in situ keratomileusis in 2010 – a review. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 38: 192–210. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2010.02227.x
- Issue published online: 20 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 20 MAR 2010
- Received 3 March 2009; accepted 11 December 2009.
- excimer laser;
- femtosecond laser;
- laser in situ keratomileusis;
Laser in situ keratomileusis has become a widely accepted and commonly performed surgical refractive procedure. With the rapid advances in laser technology and surgical techniques, the visual outcomes and safety of this procedure has significantly improved. This review outlines the historical background, recent technological advances, indications, patient assessment and selection, the surgical technique, as well as complications of the procedure and their management.