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Estimation of femtosecond lenticule extraction after automated anterior lamellar keratoplasty

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First Author: S.Rebrikov RUSSIA

Co Author(s):    O. Kostin   A. Ovchinnikov   A. Stepanov        

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Estimation of the results of FLEx operation using VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec) after automated anterior lamellar keratoplasty in the eyes with myopia and myopic astigmatism.


IRTC Eye Microsurgery Ekaterinburg Center


The study group included 7 patients (7 eyes). In 3 cases automated anterior lamellar keratoplasty was performed for corneal opacities after keratitis, in 4 cases - for keratoconus. FLEx operation was performed in terms from 1 year to 2 years 8 months (mean, 20 months) after anterior lamellar keratoplasty and from 3 months to 1 year 11 months after corneal sutures removal (mean, 16 months).


Uncorrected visual acuity before surgery was 0.06 ± 0.07, after surgery it made 0.34 ± 0.16 (p>0.05). Spherical equivalent (SE) before surgery was -5.88 ± 3.19D, after surgery it made - 0.34 ± 1.32 D (p>0.05). Corrected visual acuity before surgery was 0.51 ± 0.1 and after surgery it made 0.54 ± 0.11 (p>0.05).


The results achieved in our patients show that FLEx operation may be a method of choice for correction of myopia and myopic astigmatism after automated anterior lamellar keratoplasty. Further dynamic follow-up of these patients is required. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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