Thursday, May 06, 2004

LATimes - Accuracy of Lasik Surgery is Affected By Humidity: "Walter found that during drier months, he tended to over-correct, leaving patients a bit farsighted. In humid months, he tended to under-correct, leaving them still slightly nearsighted ... Writing in the April issue of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Walter reported that indoor humidity was the strongest influence on the need for redos: For every 10% increase in operating room humidity, he found that nine of every 100 patients required another Lasik procedure. Outdoor humidity in the two weeks before surgery, and to a lesser degree outdoor temperatures, also affected results."