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Should Laser Refractive Surgery Be Delayed? The Benefits in Deferring Laser Refractive Surgery Outweigh the Disadvantages

Leo J. Maguire, MD
Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(5):667-668. doi:10.1001/archopht.116.5.667.
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THINK OF people you care about. Imagine them making an important economic decision on a subject they do not understand. Questions inevitably come to mind. Will the product they want to purchase be less expensive later? Does it have a good track history? Is it of high quality and durable? Will it soon be of higher quality and durability? Complicated answers will follow these questions. The only question with a simple answer, albeit deceptively simple, comes at the end of all the talk and confusion: Do you want to make the purchase now or wait?

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