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Original Article

Dry eye and refractive surgery, a citation network study

Keywords : Dry eye, Refractive surgery, Laser in situ keratomileusis, Citation network

Citation Information : Dry eye and refractive surgery, a citation network study. 2021; 95 (6E):227-236.

DOI: 10.24875/RMOE.M21000178

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published Online: 05-11-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021 Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología. Published by Permanyer


Purpose: To identify the connections between the most cited researchers, and the impact of authors, journals, and subjects in the field of dry eye after refractive surgery, to focus future research on it. Methods: A search of “dry eye and refractive surgery” was made through Web of Science, and limiting the field for the article, keywords and abstract, and linked with the OR tab. The file obtained was analyzed later with CitNetExplorer® software obtaining an analysis of top-cited publications. A subnetwork analysis was made depending on the citations among them to identify clústeres and core publications. Results: This study showed 220 references in the period 1997 to 2019 that generated 675 citations across the network. The top 20 citations score has been published by the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Journal of Refractive Surgery. Hovanesian, et al. tops the ranking of top-cited articles on dry eye and refractive surgery. Clustering and Core functions gave 2 clusters and 106 papers with at least four citations in the network, respectively. Conclusions: Current refractive surgery techniques are developed procedures, but often post-surgical complication is dry eye, that causes dissatisfaction and detriment to the patient's quality of life. Dry eye and refractive surgery are remarkable fields for researchers showing a prominent quantity of publications and connections among those. Expand knowledge in this field will serve to improve clinical applicability to decrease dry eye.

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