Refractive surgery

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an basic understanding of the principles of refractive surgery and should be able to:


  • Describe the indications, contraindications, preoperative evaluation, surgical technique and potential complications of:
    • PRK
    • LASIK
    • Astigmatic Keratectomy
    • Conductive Keratoplasty


Assignment: Please read Chapters 1, 3, 6 and pages 223-227 in the BCSC Refractive Surgery Text