Making waves

September 1, 2006

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This month's feature, Wavefront technologies: what's best for your patient? embarks on a mission to help you find the wavefront treatment that will benefit your patient most. By profiling some of the technologies currently on the market, we have tried to give you a taste of what's out there and what impact, changing your approach to laser surgery, could have on your practice. Many studies have been published proving the benefits of wavefront treatment over conventional excimer laser surgery. However, the current argument is, of the wavefront technologies available, which one's best? There will always be issues relating to cost effectiveness and speed of treatment but take a look at the facts and make your judgement.