A recent study, published in the Journal of Refractive Surgery, examines the prevalence of laser corneal refractive surgery (laser vision correction [LVC]) among ophthalmologists who perform these procedures and to assess the willingness of these ophthalmologists to recommend LVC to immediate family members.

The study finds that refractive surgeons were approximately 4 times more likely to have LVC than the general population and that between 90.2% and 98.6% of refractive surgeons recommended LVC to their immediate family members.

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Kezirian, G., Parkhurst, G., Brinton, J., Norden, R., “Prevelence of Laser Vision Correction in Ophtamologists who Perform Refractive Surgery”. Journal of Refractive Surgery, vol 41, P 1826, September 2015