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.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2022|