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First Author: M.Tomita JAPAN
Co Author(s): T. Nakamura S. Ozaki S. Yukawa
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To report the outcomes of small aperture corneal inlay implantation for treatment of presbyopia in post-LASIK patients.
Shinagawa LASIK Center, Tokyo, Japan. Department of Ophthalmology, Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, China.
Between November 2010 and February 2013, a small aperture corneal inlay (AcuFocus Inc. USA) was implanted monocularly in the non-dominant eye in 4,978 post-LASIK patients who previously underwent LASIK surgery at the Shinagawa LASIK Center. The corneal inlay was implanted into a lamellar pocket created by femtosecond laser below the patients prior LASIK flap interface. Monocular uncorrected near and distance visual acuities (UNVA, UDVA) and patient satisfaction were evaluated at preoperative and 12 months postoperative visits.
Mean UNVA improved 3 lines from J6 preoperatively to J2 at 1 year postop (P<0.0001). Mean UDVA changed 1 line from 20/16 preoperative to 20/20 at 1 year (P<0.0001). Patient satisfaction was high and dependency on reading glasses was reduced.
Implantation of a small aperture corneal inlay is an effective surgical option for the treatment of presbyopia for post-LASIK patients. Near vision is improved with minimal change in distance vision. Satisfaction scores were high and dependence on reading glasses was reduced.
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