J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 49(4); 2008 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2008;49(4):570-576.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2008.49.4.570    Published online April 15, 2008.
Refractive Surgery 2005 in Korea.
Kyung Hwan Shyn, Sang Chul Yoon
Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon University, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. khshyn@gilhospital.com
2005년 한국 굴절수술학회 회원 설문조사 - 한국에서의 굴절수술의 최근 경향 -
Refractive Surgery 2005 in Korea
This study investigates the current situation and future trends in the field of refractive surgery in Korea. METHODS: Since 1995, members of the Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (KSCRS) have been surveyed annually on cataract and refractive surgery. The 2005 annual survey, consisting of 63 multiple-choice questions, was mailed in June 2005 to 300 KSCRS members. Fifty-four (18.0%) members responded. Current data were compared with those of previous annual surveys and with data from the USA. RESULTS: The highest percentage of patients were in their forties (37%), and LASIK accounted for the highest percentage of refractive surgeries (81%). Of complications arising after refractive surgery, the degeneration of corrected vision after PRK and dry eye syndrome after LASIK accounted for the high proportions. LASIK was preferred for myopia less than -12 diopter, and phakic IOL was preferred for myopia greater than -12 diopter. Almost all respondents answered that the most promising refractive surgery is LASIK or phakic IOL. CONCLUSIONS: This survey summarized the current trends and changes in cataract and refractive surgery in Korea.
Key Words: KSCRS;Refractive surgery;Survey

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