Recently Published Global LASIK Literature Review Finds LASIK Has Improved Over Time

by Lance Kugler, MD

You may know we conduct research at Kugler Vision, but we also work to educate our patients of the efforts made by others in the field of refractive surgery who are working to further the science behind vision correction such as LASIK.  

Recent Clinical Findings

If you are considering LASIK, you may be interested in the latest clinical research findings about the procedure.  A recently published piece of research is worth noting because it reports findings from a worldwide scientific literature review of more than 4,400 peer-reviewed clinical studies–making it a very significant paper compiling a tremendous amount of data.

The good news is, the study found patients are experiencing better visual outcomes than ever before and that the procedure has improved over time. The study, entitled “Modern Laser in Situ Keratomileusis Outcomes,” was published in the July 2016 issue of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

LASIK Proven Safe and Effective

The study confirms LASIK remains an extremely safe and effective procedure that has only gotten better with the introduction of modern equipment, advances in surgical techniques and improved patient screening protocols. As a result, the study reports a global patient satisfaction rate of more than 98 percent.

Find the paper published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery hereAnd read more about the study’s findings here.

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Lance Kugler, MD, is a specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery and CEO of Kugler Vision. A proud Omaha native, he is passionate about improving lives through clear vision. Dr. Kugler serves on several national boards, and his practice is recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Dr. Kugler is one of the original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international organization comprised of over 350 of the world’s leading vision correction surgeons; he also served as its first president. In 2019, Dr. Kugler was selected as a TEDx speaker, and delivered a talk in Omaha about the worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness and refractive solutions. Dr. Kugler is an Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Truhlsen Eye Institute, has been published in many medical journals, and participates in numerous clinical studies to advance the field of vision correction surgery. Dr. Kugler and his wife are proud parents to five active kids. When he has a spare moment, he enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, and fine coffee.

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