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Lasik update as treatment modality for refractive error

Cokorda Istri Dewiyani Pemayun

Cokorda Istri Dewiyani Pemayun
Department of ophthalmology, Bali Mandara Eye Hospital, Denpasar, Bali. Email: cpdmatahistofaal2019@gmail.com
Online First: February 21, 2020 | Cite this Article
Pemayun, C. 2020. Lasik update as treatment modality for refractive error. Bali Journal of Ophthalmology 3(2). DOI:10.15562/bjo.v3i2.31


Refractive error is one of the most common causes of avoidable blindness in the world. The prevalence of refractive error occurs in the worldwide were increasing every year, including in the Asian regions. This condition influenced by many risk factors, which are both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. There are three types of refractive errors: myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism with low vision condition as the impact of the untreated refractive disorder. Two types of refractive disorder therapies were surgical and non-surgical therapy. Non-surgical therapy including spectacles, contact lenses, and optical low vision devices. The proper management of the refractive error can improving patient’s quality
of life.

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