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Comparison of Trans-PRK and blunt alcohol-assisted PRK

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Session Details

Session Title: Advanced Surface Photoablation

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 10/10/2017 | 09:00-10:20

Paper Time: 09:36

Venue: Room 4.1

First Author: : J.Villada THE NETHERLANDS

Co Author(s): :    J. Martinez de Aragon   C. Rhodius   B. Van Rooijen   M. Amarnis           

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To compare the refractive results of transPRK (Group A) with a recently described alcohol assisted blunt PRK technique (Group B)

Setting:

Vision Ooglaseren

Methods:

Retrospective review of cases operated with one of both techniques since started performing transPRK and with at least 3 months follow-up.. Analysis of refractive results and discomfort after the treatment

Results:

Group A had 29 eyes (16 patients)and group B 31 eyes (17 patients). Group A had a safety index (SI) of 1,01, and efficacy index (EI) of 0,93; 90% of eyes within 0,5 diopters of planned refraction and 10,3% of eyes losing 1 line of best corrected distance vision (BCDV). Group B had a SI of 1, and EI of 0,9; 90% of eyes within 0,5 diopters of planned refraction and 16,1% of eyes losing 1 line of BCDV. Discomfort was greater in the first two postop days after transPRK but resolved quicker than in blunt PRK.

Conclusions:

Both techniques were equally effective. Alcohol assisted blunt PRK had a greater number of patients losing 1 line of BCDV. Unexpectedly transPRK produces initially more discomfort that an alcohol assisted technique.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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