J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 56(8); 2015 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2015;56(8):1181-1187.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2015.56.8.1181    Published online August 15, 2015.
2012 Survey of KSCRS and KOS Member: Current Trends in Cataract Surgery in Korea.
Jae Min Wi, Ho Seok Moon, Kyun Hyung Kim, Kyung Hwan Shyn
1Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
2The Yeonsu Eye Center, Incheon, Korea.
3Central Seoul Eye Center, Seoul, Korea. tigerme@naver.com
4Yeonsu Kim's Eye Clinic, Incheon, Korea.
2012년 한국백내장굴절수술학회 및 대한안과학회 회원 설문 조사 - 한국에서의 백내장 수술의 최근 경향 -
가천대학교 길병원 안과학교실1, 연수늘밝은안과의원2, 센트럴 서울안과의원3, 연수 김안과의원4
Received: 19 September 2014   • Revised: 3 March 2015   • Accepted: 25 June 2015
This study investigated the current trends and changes in the field of cataract surgery in Korea. METHODS: The members of the Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (KSCRS) and the members of the Korean Ophthalmological Society (KOS) participated in a survey on cataract surgery in 2012, the 16th survey, consisting of 108 multiple-choice questions, mailed in July 2013 to 301 KSCRS and KOS members. Sixty two (20.6%) members answered the questions. Current data were compared with previous surveys performed in 2006 and 2009. RESULTS: Most of the respondents (46%) were in the fourth decade, 43% in the fifth decade and 10% in the sixth decade of life. The duration of hospital stay had decreased annually and the use of topical anesthesia (69%) was the most preferred. Self-sealing wound construction was the main wound closure technique in phacoemulsification (72%). The most preferred intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract surgery was hydrophobic acrylic (76%) which showed an increasing trend. The implantation of phakic IOL was performed by 41% of the respondents and interest in the value added IOLs such as presbyopia IOL and toric IOL had increased annually. In addition, to minimize astigmatism following cataract surgery, several methods were performed according to the degree of astigmatism. However, there was little interest in new cataract surgery techniques such as femtosecond laser and many respondents were skeptical whether to adopt the femtosecond laser cataract surgery system. CONCLUSIONS: This survey summarized current trends and changes in the field of cataract surgery in Korea.
Key Words: Cataract surgery;KOS;KSCRS;Survey

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