Post-LASIK quality of life to be officially assessed

April 14, 2008

A new study assessing the quality of life after LASIK is to be conducted by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the FDA and the National Eye Institute, it was announced at this year's ASCRS meeting in Chicago, US.

A new study assessing the quality of life after LASIK is to be conducted by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the FDA and the National Eye Institute, it was announced at this year's ASCRS meeting in Chicago, US.

The study is currently under evaluation but will be a large, multicentre, prospective study, assessing which factors contribute to satisfaction and dissatisfaction following surgery, and how quality of life is impacted. The goal of the study, which will not appraise the safety or efficacy of LASIK, is to increase patient satisfaction to ≥99%.