The Review of Ophthalmology’s February 2015 issue featured an article about the steps you can take inside and outside your practice to help boost your LASIK volume.
Walter Bethke, Managing Editor
For several years now, following a significant decrease in the 2008 to 2009 time period, LASIK volumes have been flat, leaving surgeons casting about for new ways to reach patients and boost their practices’ LASIK conversion rates. Though experts agree the 2008 economic recession has had a lot to do with stagnant LASIK volumes, they also say there are still some steps you can take both inside and outside of your practice that can help capture more LASIK candidates as the overall economy recovers. Here’s a look at how you can reach today’s candidates.
A research team composed of scientists from the Philippines, United Kingdom, and the United States found that – compared to manual clear corneal incisions (CCI) – femtosecond laser-constructed incisions achieve better wound sealability, a quality that may reduce the risk of surgical complications.