Am J Ophthalmol 2009 Apr;147(4):573-582.e2
Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.
Purpose: To summarize the evolution of the treatment of pediatric refractive errors, with an emphasis on recent advancements in the use of refractive surgery to treat children.
Design: Literature review.
Methods: We searched MEDLINE (1950 through October 2007), the Cochrane library (December through October 2007), and the Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature (December 1982 through October 2007) for English language articles using the following search strategy with MeSH terms and key words: pediatric refractive errors and amblyopia, anisometropia, hyperopia, myopia, laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK), excimer laser, refractive intraocular lens (IOL). Read More