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The effects of PRK and Femto-LASIK on residual refractive error correction after cataract surgery

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First Author: A.Haddad BELARUS

Co Author(s):    D. Abelski   V. Krasilnikova           

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To estimate the clinical results of refractive surgery different methods on eyes with residual refractive error after cataract surgery.


Republican Ophthalmological center, Belarus, Minsk.


Retrospective review of 12 eyes (7 patients) Refractive surgery was offered to the patients to correct residual refractive error after cataract surgery Patients were divided into 2 groups. In 1-st group (6 eyes, 3 patients) PRK in second group ( 6 eyes, 4 patients) FemtoLASIK (IntraLase&trade FS60 femtosecond laser and STAR S4 IR&trade eximer laser) was performed after cataract extraction to eliminate the residual astigmatism and spherical component. Multifocal IOL implantations were performed in both groups


All patients remained satisfied after surgical intervention. Emmetropia was achieved in 94%. Uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) 0.9-1.0 Decimal was achieved in 1st group in 43%, and in group 2 in 57% after 6 full months of the full rehabilitation period. In FemtoLASIK group patients more stable results were revealed.


FemtoLASIK turned out to be clinically useful method to correct residual refractive error after cataract surgery. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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