Excimer laser refractive surgery rate in Iran: 2010–2014

Hashemi, H. and Yekta, A. and Nojomi, M. and Mohazzab-Torabi, S. and Behnia, B. and Khabazkhoob, M. (2018) Excimer laser refractive surgery rate in Iran: 2010–2014. Journal of Current Ophthalmology, 30 (4). pp. 311-314.

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine the rate of excimer laser refractive surgery in Iran and its trend during 2010–2014, and the number of surgeries per ophthalmologist. Methods: Twelve provinces were considered for the study; 4 major referral provinces of Tehran, Fars, Isfahan, and Khorasan, and 8 others which were selected randomly. Then a number of excimer laser centers were chosen from each province. In the timeframe between 2010 and 2014, one week per season was randomly selected for each center, and the number of surgeries conducted in these 20 weeks was determined by trained personnel. Results: In the 12 surveyed provinces, 28 of the 57 active surgical centers were selected. The rate of excimer laser refractive surgery in 2010 in Iran was 2764 per million population which reached 3744 per million by 2012 and took a slightly decreasing trend to 3582 until 2014. Based on the number of ophthalmologists and the number of surgeries in 2014, the average number of surgeries per ophthalmologist was 103 surgeries. Conclusion: This is the first study to report the rate of excimer laser refractive surgery in Iran. © 2017 Iranian Society of Ophthalmology

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Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Khabazkhoob, M.; Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical SciencesIran; email: Khabazkhoob@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iran Laser refractive surgery Ophthalmologist Trend Article controlled study cross-sectional study geographic distribution human multicenter study trend study
Subjects: WW Ophthalmology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 04:02
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 04:02
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/17314

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