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Refractive Surgeons Await Cross-linking
Surgeons are eager to offer keratoconus and ectasia patients a new option.
By Walter Bethke, Managing Editor, Review of Ophthalmology
When surgeons discover a better way to treat their patients—especially when the option is backed by research—they’ll gladly adopt it in their practices. This seems to be the case with corneal cross-linking, which, though unapproved, promises to be a popular option when it becomes available for many of the surgeons on Review’s refractive surgery e-mail survey, with 51 percent of them saying they’re very interested in doing it. They say it might be a more lasting solution for keratoconus sufferers, and help patients who don’t have a lot of options.
These are just some of the findings from this month’s e-mail survey on refractive surgery. The survey e-mail was opened by 1,400 of 10,000 subscribers to Review’s electronic mail service (14 percent open rate), and of those, 67 surgeons (5 percent) responded. For more on what they had to say, go to http://www.revophth.com/content/c/39245/