C11.2.3 ABDO Advice Concerning Refractive Surgery

C11.2.3 ABDO recommends that you inform patients, who express an interest in refractive surgery procedures, about the different treatments that are available. The relative pros and cons of each as well as the comparison with alternative forms of correction (such as contact lenses) should be discussed. It is important that this information is factual and objective; if you are not up-to-date with the latest established techniques, then it is prudent to refer the patient to another party who is up to date, or alternatively, to another educational resource, such as internet websites.