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Recent Advances in Refractive Surgery
01 April 2024
Recent Advances in Refractive Surgery
Refractive surgery has revolutionized the landscape of ophthalmic care and vision correction over the past few decades. This dynamic field has consistently evolved, bringing forth innovative techniques, tools, and procedures aimed at correcting a range of refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. As the thirst for spectacle and contact lens independence grows, so too does the impetus for developing safer, more efficient, and highly precise surgical interventions.
The significance of these advances cannot be overstated. Clear, unaided vision is not just a matter of convenience; it deeply impacts an individual’s quality of life, self-confidence, professional opportunities, and day-to-day functionality. Moreover, as the global population ages, the prevalence of refractive errors is set to increase, making the need for effective solutions even more pressing. Additionally, with the integration of technology and interdisciplinary sciences, the potential for more ground-breaking discoveries in refractive surgery promises not just sight restoration, but potentially, enhancements beyond natural capabilities.
This collection seeks to encapsulate the strides made in recent refractive surgical techniques and technologies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Advancements in laser-assisted surgeries.
- Innovative intraocular lens designs and applications.
- Developments in corneal cross-linking.
- The implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in predictive surgery outcomes.
We welcome submissions of original research articles, comprehensive reviews, clinical trial reports, commentaries, and study protocols.
By amalgamating the current state-of-the-art knowledge in this domain, we aim to provide a platform for professionals to gain insights, stimulate further research, and improve patient outcomes in the realm of refractive surgery.
All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo full peer-review; Guest Advisors will not be handling submitted articles. Please review the journal’s aims and scope and author submission instructions prior to submission.
Please submit your manuscript through the Dovepress website. During submission, enter the promo code GWYIL to indicate that your article should be considered for this Collection.
The manuscript submission deadline is 1 April 2024.
If you have any questions about this Article Collection, please contact Krista Thom at [email protected].
Dr. Bharat Gurnani is currently a consultant at Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya (SNC), Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India. His professional interests include dry eye, microbial keratitis, keratoconus, complex cataract surgeries, MSICS, Phacoemulsification, ectactic corneal diseases, and lamellar and refractive surgeries. In 2023, he became the youngest ophthalmologist to have 200 PubMed-indexed articles, and he has now published over 300 papers. He is heavily involved in professional societies, including the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) and the Young Ophthalmologists Society Of India (YOSI).
Dr. Kirandeep Kaur is a consultant specializing in Cataract, Pediatrics Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya (SNC), Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India. She is particularly interested in pediatric disorders and managing complex squint. Dr. Kaur has published over 250 papers and reviewed more than 300 articles. She is heavily involved in professional societies, including the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) and the Young Ophthalmologists Society Of India (YOSI). She is the recipient of over 20 awards, including (most recently) the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Eyewiki 2023 award.
Disclosure Statement: Dr. Gurnani and Dr. Kaur declare no conflicts of interest.
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