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Wavefront-optimized excimer laser in situ keratomileusis for myopia and myopic astigmatism: refractive outcomes and corneal densitometry

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Session Title: LASIK Outcomes I

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 16/09/2014 | 14:00-16:00

Paper Time: 14:34

Venue: Boulevard B

First Author: : U.Fares UK

Co Author(s): :    A. Otri   M. Al-Aqaba   L. Faraj   H. Dua     

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To determine the refractive outcomes of wavefront-optimized laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) treatments, in particular to measure corneal densitometry after LASIK using the densitometry function of the Pentacam Scheimpflug system.

Setting:

Division of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Methods:

Changes in postoperative visual acuity, refraction, and contrast sensitivity were evaluated after wavefront-optimized laser treatment. Corneal densitometry was evaluated with the Scheimpflug system before and after LASIK.

Results:

One year postoperatively, the uncorrected distance visual acuity was 6/6 or better in 92% of eyes and 6/9 or better in all eyes. Eighty-six percent of eyes had no change in the corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA); 4% gained 1 or more lines. Wavefront-optimized LASIK was stable over 1 year postoperatively. Eighty-nine percent of eyes were within ±0.50 diopter (D) and 100% were within ±1.00 D of the intended correction 1 year postoperatively. Contrast sensitivity showed a nonsignificant improvement (1.55 ± 0.10 [SD] preoperatively to 1.57 ± 0.09 12 months postoperatively) (P > .05). There was a nonsignificant increase in corneal densitometry 1 year postoperatively (from 12.72 ± 2.43 to 13.04 ± 2.58) (P > .05). No correlation was found between corneal densitometry and contrast sensitivity or CDVA.

Conclusions:

Wavefront-optimized LASIK gave excellent refractive and visual outcomes and did not seem to affect corneal densitometry significantly 1 year postoperatively. However, larger studies may show a masked effect on corneal densitometry.

Financial Interest:

NONE

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