Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2006;47(12):2005-2011.
Published online December 31, 2006.
Refractive Surgery 2004 in Korea.
Kyung Hwan Shyn, Jee Woong Jung
Department of Ophthalmology Gachon University of Medicine and Science Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. khshyn@gilhspital.com
2004년 한국 굴절수술 설문조사
신경환,정지웅
Department of Ophthalmology Gachon University of Medicine and Science Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea
Correspondence:  Kyung Hwan Shyn, M.D.
Abstract
PURPOSE
This study investigates both the current situation and future trends in the field of refractive surgery in Korea. METHODS: Members of the Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (KSCRS) have been annually surveyed regarding cataract and refractive surgery since 1995. The 2004 annual survey, which consisted of 58 multiple-choice questions, was mailed in May 2004 to 322 KSCRS members; fifty-four (16.8%) members responded. Data from the 2004 survey was compared with that of previous annual surveys and similar studies from the USA. RESULTS: The respondents indicated that patients in their forties accounted for the highest percentage (57%) of subjects, and LASIK accounted for the highest percentage (82%) of refractive surgeries. Degeneration of corrected vision, night halo, and glare accounted for a high proportion of the complications arising after refractive surgery. LASIK was the preferred method for treating myopia less than -12 diopters, while phakic IOL was preferred for myopia more than -12 diopters. Lastly, more respondents indicated that they had experienced legal problems associated with PRK or LASIK than the previous year. CONCLUSIONS: LASIK remains the refractive surgery procedure of choice, although wavefront-guided ablation is gaining in popularity. Approximately half of the respondents indicated they used MMC in their refractive surgeries.
Key Words: KSCRS;Refractive surgery;Survey


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