Refractive Surgery for Special-Needs Children with High Myopia

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Refractive surgery is useful in children with high isoametropic or anisometropic myopia who are aversive to spectacles or contact lenses. The majority have a neurodevelopmental disorder and the equivalent of legal blindness before surgery. Correction of myopia < 6 Diopters (D) is achieved by photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Those with myopia > 6 D benefit from phakic IOL implantation, clear lens extraction (CLE), or refractive lens exchange (RLE). The rate of adverse events is low.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalMissouri Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


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