Importance of rational drug use after corneal refractive surgery

Author: Zhou Yuehua
DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2016.05.001
Published 2016-05-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2016,34(5): 385-388.

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Safety, efficacy and predictability of corneal refractive surgery have greatly improved as the advancement of the operating technology and equipment.Laser corneal refractive surgeries include excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK), laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). No matter what kind of operation method, its ultimate goal is to increase the comfort level and improve visual quality.With the surgery skills improving, retinal drug use is a primary factor affecting the safety of laser corneal refractive surgery.Ophthalmologists should strictly master indications and administration of commonly used drugs in postoperative eyes to prevent drug-related eye diseases.In addition, eye doctors also should understand the postoperative complications and topical administration of eye drops.It is important to pay attention to the standard surgical operation and rational drug use after corneal refractive surgery, which can enhance the visual quality and comfort and reduce the complication.

Key words:

Refraction, ocular/surgery; Lasers, excimer/therapeutic use; Postoperative complications; Ophthalmic solutions/administration &dosage; Ophthalmic solutions/adverse effects; Postoperative period; Administration, topical

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Zhou Yuehua
Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Key Lab, Beijing 100730, China
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