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Intraocular pressure lowering after LASIK

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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


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


University clinic


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.


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).


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

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