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Optic nerve changes after femtosecond LASIK vs LASIK with microkeratome

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First Author: A.Farafonova UKRAINE

Co Author(s):    G. Parkhomenko   T. Manoylo                 

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To study optic nerve changes after transient elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) during flap creation in Femtosecond LASIK and LASIK with microkeratome.

Setting:

Ophthalmosurgical clinics 'New Vision' Kiev, Kharkov, Ukraine

Methods:

20 patients with myopia from -1.0 to-6.0 and astigmatism from 0 to -3.0 D without contraindications for LASIK surgery were divided in two groups. In the first group corneal flap was created by Femtosecond LASIK LensEx, in the second group was used microkeratome Carriazo-Pendular. Changes in optic nerve were evaluated using OCT, HRT and visual field examinations before LASIK, 1 and 6 month after.

Results:

There is no statistically significant difference OCT, HRT and visual field examinations in both cases.

Conclusions:

Transient IOP elevation does not influence on the optic nerve during flap creation both by Femtolaser and microkeratome.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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