Findings from a scientific literature review of more than 4,400 peer-reviewed clinical studies report patients are experiencing better visual outcomes than ever before and that the procedure has improved over time. The new study, entitled “Modern Laser in Situ Keratomileusis Outcomes,” was published in the July 2016 issue of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. The findings illustrate the tremendous amount of research that make up the science behind LASIK. The study’s authors noted, “The data clearly show LASIK results have only improved with innovation and better patient screening protocols.”
Importantly, for those who are considering vision correction with LASIK, the study confirms LASIK remains an extremely safe and effective procedure that has only gotten better over time. As such, the study reports a global patient satisfaction rate of more than 98 percent.
This study follows the previous “LASIK World Literature Review – Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction, published in 2009, which looked at nearly 3,000 LASIK studies published between 1988 and 2008. In addition to reaffirming LASIK safety, it also found a patient satisfaction rate of 95.4 percent.