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Table 1

Representative list of studies from around the world, conducted during the last decade, of RCS that required retreatment.

Retreats as % of RCSs Other comments Reference
6.00–20.80 [15]
2.20 [16]
5.90 [17]
4.52–0.18 Significant reduction in the 2-year annual retreatment rates with a decline from 4.52% for primary surgeries done in 2005 to 0.18% for surgeries performed in 2012 [18]
4.55 Increasing degrees of myopia, followed by hyperopic refraction, and age were the most important associated factors to retreatment [19]
6.70 [20]
16.00 Older LASIK procedures required retreatment in 17% of patients while newer LASIK procedures required retreatment in 15% of patients [21]
3.80 [22]
4.31 [23]
9.40 [24]
27.50 Single retreat ~4%: second retreat ~2% [25]
1.00 [26]

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