interesting. would u ever consider getting lasik? how do u guys prepare for it? i.e. pratice using a bunch of sheep/cow eyes under the real machine or something?Andrew_Doan said:Iowa is one of the few programs that implemented a refractive surgery program for their residents. We offer free refractive surgery for other residents, fellows, and their family members. During the last two years, the outcomes are outstanding with all patients being 20/40 or better with over 90% being 20/25 or better. I don't have the exact numbers, but hopefully our success will be published soon.
Unfortunately, less than 20% of training programs offer refractive surgery experience for their residents. These residents must find additional training via fellowship or other surgeons.
At Iowa, we can do as many surgeries as we recruit. The seniors range from 5-10+ cases each. With our current outcome data, there will be more people interested in pursuing this perk of being a resident at Iowa.
We have a refractive surgery meeting every year that we attend. There is a wet lab that is part of the refractive surgery meeting. We also have lectures throughout the year. We also assist in a bunch of them.Yogi Bear said:interesting. would u ever consider getting lasik? how do u guys prepare for it? i.e. pratice using a bunch of sheep/cow eyes under the real machine or something?