J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 50(10); 2009 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2009;50(10):1468-1474.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2009.50.10.1468    Published online October 15, 2009.
2007 Survey for KSCRS Members: Current Trends in Refractive Surgery in Korea.
Kwang Hoon Shin, Kyung Hwan Shyn
Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea. khshyn@gilhospital.com
2007년 한국 굴절수술학회 회원 설문조사 - 한국에서의 굴절수술의 최근 경향 -
Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea
To investigate the current situation and future trends in the field of refractive surgery in Korea. METHODS: Since 1995, the members of the Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (KSCRS) have been annually surveyed on cataract and refractive surgery. The 2007 annual survey, consisting of 66 multiple-choice questions, was mailed in August 2008 to 336 KSCRS members. Fifty (14.9%) members answered. Current data were compared with those of previous annual survey and with those of the USA. RESULTS: The respondents in their forties accounted for the highest percentage (38%) of the subjects, and VISX S4 was the most popularly used (32%). The use of IntraLase femtosecond laser (AMO, USA) had increased. LASIK still accounted for the highest percentage (48%) of refractive surgeries. LASIK was preferred for myopia less than -8D, and phakic IOL was preferred for myopia more than -8D. Almost all the respondents answered that most promising refractive surgery is phakic IOL and the respondents who preferred LASIK decreased. CONCLUSIONS: This survey summarized current trends and changes in cataract and refractive surgery in Korea.
Key Words: KSCRS;Refractive surgery;Survey

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