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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

Print version ISSN 0864-2176On-line version ISSN 1561-3070


BARROSO LORENZO, Raúl et al. Phylosophical approach to the impact of the ocular refractive surgery. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2014, vol.27, n.2, pp.283-293. ISSN 0864-2176.

Eye surgery has made great advances worldwide in terms of its techniques and social impact. Some issues like cataract surgery and surgical correction of refractive defects have undergone big changes in the last few years. As it happens in any branch of science, the scientific need to resort to philosophy within this specialty since the former has its own impact on the development of eye surgery. This is mainly due to the fact that knowledge should be interrelated with other sciences and that the significance of visual loss or inadequate treatment for both the patients and the society. The group of authors of this paper is committed to delve into this issue, because it will be difficult to meet the health goals of the millennium if this topic is not given due consideration.

Keywords : eye surgery; cataract surgery; surgical correction; social impact.

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