Binocular vision problems associated with refractive surgery and the use of risk screening

Authors: Lan Changjun,  Tan Qingqing,  Liao Xuan
 DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2020.02.001
Published 2020-02-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2020,38(02): 81-84.

Abstract

Although binocular vision problems do not appear to be one of the common complications of refractive surgery, the available evidence suggests that these problems can occur after refractive surgery, and preoperative binocular vision status may predict the risk of postoperative binocular vision anomalies.Furthermore, because ophthalmologists usually do not clearly recognize binocular vision, or they do not pay enough attention to it, the existing literature may underestimate the actual prevalence of binocular vision problems after refractive surgery.This paper discusses the existing literature on refractive surgery-related binocular vision anomalies and recommends a screening protocol and risk stratification.It also discusses the expected results of binocular vision testing, the diagnostic criteria for common binocular vision problems, and strategies for treating these anomalies before and after refractive surgery.

Key words:

Refractive surgical procedures/adverse effects; Vision, binocular; Convergence, ocular/physiology; Vergence, ocular/physiology; Risk screening

Contributor Information

Lan Changjun
Department of Ophthalmology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Department of Ophthalmology & Optometry, North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000, China
Tan Qingqing
Liao Xuan
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