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Intraocular pressure lowering after LASIK

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Session Details

Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Keratorefractive Results I

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 2

First Author: : V.Jhanji USA

Co Author(s): :    M. Elena   M. Yu           

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate the effect of reduction of postoperative intraocular pressure on refractive error after LASIK.

Setting:

University clinic

Methods:

Patients undergoing LASIK were randomly assigned to receive 0.5% timolol in one eye in addition to routine antibiotic-steroid regimen. Timolol was prescribed between 1 week and 3 months postoperatively. We evaluated refraction at the end of 1, 3 and 6 months postoperatively.

Results:

Forty-three patients were included. There was no significant difference in the amount of myopia at baseline (5.51D vs 5.41D), 1 week (0.08 D vs 0.01D), 1 month (0.08 D vs 0.11D), 3 months (0.08 D vs 0.04D) and 6 months (0.03D vs 0.02D) with and without timolol respectively (p ≥0.141). The mean IOP was significantly lower at 1 and 3 months postoperatively in eyes receiving timolol (p<0.001).

Conclusions:

Use of IOP-reducing drops did not have a significant effect on residual myopia after LASIK.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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