Patient-Reported Outcomes with LASIK (PROWL)

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WHAT:  Patient experiences, not health care provider, to measure impact symptoms directly had on performing usual activities.

HOW: Pilot, PROWL-1 and PROWL-2 studies

  • Evaluate new scales to measure visual symptoms, patient satisfaction, and expectations for and following LASIK surgery


  • Difficulty driving at night, severely impacted a patient’s daily living
  • Debilitating vision symptoms and severe dry eye
  • <1% experienced difficulty performing their usual activities following LASIK surgery


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