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ASCRS to participate in and co-fund study on post-lasik quality of life with US FDA
Date:4/7/2008

CHICAGO, ASCRS Symposium and Congress, (April 7, 2008) The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) today announced that it will participate in a post-LASIK quality of life study with the Joint LASIK Study Task Force, which includes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Eye Institute (NEI), ASCRS and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. ASCRS also announced that the ASCRS Foundation has committed funds to support this effort.

The FDA reaffirms that LASIK is both safe and effective. The Joint LASIK Study Task Force now will examine LASIKS impact on the quality of patients daily lives. Simply defined, quality of life refers to a patients ability to perform the activities of daily living, everything from driving, daily routine, family life, career and sports performance, to personal appearance, after LASIK. While the FDA reports that nearly all patients are satisfied with their procedure, the study will seek to qualify LASIKs benefits and provide greater understanding of the very few patients whose expectations are not met with the procedure, with the goal of identifying ways to enhance patient care.

To date, there have been few studies that looked specifically at quality of life. Most have focused on patient satisfaction which is extraordinarily high for LASIK but satisfaction is just one component of quality of life, said Kerry Solomon, MD, ASCRS co-chair of the

Joint LASIK Study Task Force and professor of ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina. The study will give us invaluable insight on the many and diverse factors that make up quality of life. This new knowledge will ultimately be a great benefit to patients and doctors alike.

Possible study outcomes could include a more holistic approach to patient screening and pre-operative patient counseling, with considerations for both physical and psychodynamic factors, as well as a better understanding of the myria
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