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Refractive lenticule extraction (ReLEx) for the treatment of hyperopia: 6 month results of an ongoing prospective study

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First Author: W.Sekundo GERMANY

Co Author(s):    M. Blum              

Abstract Details


To establish and to prove new profiles for the treatment of hyperopia by Femtosecond Lenticule Extraction (ReLEx FLEx)


Department of Ophthalmology, Philipps University of Marburg


In this prospective study nine eyes of 5 patients underwent an uncomplicated hyperopic FLEx using VisuMax Femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG). The new lenticule resection profile achieves a 6mm optical zone with a transition zone of at least 2mm. Only the sphere was treated.


Patients' mean age was 55.5 years and the preoperative spherical equivalent (SE) of the manifest refraction was +1.82 D ( +1,25 till +3.0). Because of the presbyopic age the treatment was aimed at low myopia (mean target SE=-0.88D with a mean treatment refraction of 2.69 D). At one week the mean SE was -0.77 D and at one month -0.75 D. So far all eyes treated were within 0.5D of intended correction with no lines of CDVA lost.


Our preliminary results indicate a better stability of induced refractive change at the short follow-up when compared to the previously published data. However, six to nine month results are necessary for a proper assessment of refractive stability. These data will be presented at the meeting. FINANCIAL INTEREST: One of more of the authors... research is funded, fully or partially, by a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented

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