Embracing the challenge:Popularizing lasik
At the first United LASIK course titled LASIK, something surprising happened. None of the top 24 corneal specialists used the word “LASIK” in their presentations. Opting for the anatomically correct but linguistically complex “Barraquer Classifications” to describe corneal LASIK surgery.
But the argument over what to call LASIK surgery came to a halt when none other than “José Ignacio Barraquer: The Father of Refractive Surgery” agreed to write the introductory chapter of my book. This chapter marked the first book chapter dedicated to myopic and hyperopic LASIK eye surgery, effectively putting an end to the debates on terminology.