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Table 4 Mean age of patients with myopia who underwent a refractive procedure

From: The European registry of quality outcomes for cataract and refractive surgery (EUREQUO): a database study of trends in volumes, surgical techniques and outcomes of refractive surgery

Type of refractive procedure Mean age of patients (yrs), reported per year
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
LASIK 36.5 30.5 32.4 36.1 34.6 36.4 35.1 35.7 37.3
PRK 33.0 33.1   34.4 34.8 35.4 34.2 33.2 32.7
RLE 51.7 * * 51.4 52.6 52.6 56.2 53.8 56.6
Phakic IOL AC * * 36.8 36.2 37.8 38.7 38.2 36.6 37.2
LASEK 33.7 35.1 38.4 37.8 35.2 34.5 33.0 36.2 *
Epi-Lasik 34.4 * * 35.6 36.8 36.2 33.6 33.6 *
  1. * = Too few cases for statistical analysis, data given only if N > 30.
  2. LASIK = Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, PRK = Photorefractive Keratectomy, RLE = Refractive Lens Exchange, Phakic IOL AC = Phakic intra-ocular lens in anterior chamber, LASEK = Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy, Epi-LASIK = Epithelial LASIK.
  3. The table shows trend over time, in the database.