Refractive surgery is an eye surgery that is used to improve refractive state of an eye or to correct the vision of the eye. This surgery involves various methods of surgical remodeling of the cornea or cataract surgery. Today the most common method is excimer lasers which reshape the curvature of the cornea. Successful refractive eye surgery can cure or reduce common vision disorders like myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, and many degenerative disorders like keratoconus. Refractive surgery correct the vision either by reshaping the cornea, or clear front part of the eye, such that the light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on September, 2014