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Preexisting Psychiatric and Personality Disorders Can be a Major Source of Dissatisfaction After LASIK

Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Fri 04/24/2009 - 09:34

A recent study done at the US Navy Refractive Center in San Diego was performed to determine the source of patient dissatisfaction after LASIK. The study confirmed that the overwhelming majority of patients were satisfied with the results of their LASIK surgery. An important predictor of dissatisfaction was the preexistence of psychiatric and personality disorders. Specifically mentioned was the presence of depression or a negative outlook. This study points out the importance of screening patients for these disorders and for patients to have realistic expectations. http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AAO/7323