Future developments and trends in refractive surgery

Authors: Wang Yan,  Ma Jiaonan
DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.cn115989-20210804-00446
Published 2021-12-10
Cite asChin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2021, 39(12): 1025-1030.

Abstract

Refractive surgery is one of the important methods for refractive error correction, which include corneal refractive surgery and intraocular refractive surgery.In recent years, refractive surgery has a rapid development, and there is still development space and potential market demand.The clinical application of various new technologies has brought the refractive surgery to a new stage.The ultimate aim of refractive surgery is to pursue safer minimally invasive approaches and more customized correction for better visual quality.The new approaches including the guidance of corneal topography and wavefront aberration, the Q-value adjustment, Kappa angle adjustment, and customized corneal cross-linking during the surgery have been developed.The integration of various surgical approaches and research is also a new development direction.The combination with intelligent operation to improve the efficiency and accuracy of treatment seems to be one new direction, too.Ophthalmologists should pay attention to the current development and the possible future directions and trends of refractive surgery in China.

Key words:

Refractive surgical procedures; Interdisciplinary research; Artificial intelligence; Trends

Contributor Information

Wang Yan

Tianjin Eye Hospital, Clinical College of Ophthalmology of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Nankai University Affiliated Eye Hospital, Institute of Ophthalmology of Nankai University, Tianjin 300020, China

Ma Jiaonan

Tianjin Eye Hospital, Clinical College of Ophthalmology of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Nankai University Affiliated Eye Hospital, Institute of Ophthalmology of Nankai University, Tianjin 300020, China

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