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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Retreatment rate following SUPRACOR treatment of hyperopic presbyopia

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Session Title: Corneal and Intraocular Correction of Presbyopia

Session Date/Time: Monday 12/09/2016 | 08:00-09:30

Paper Time: 08:24

Venue: Hall C2

First Author: : F.Doyle IRELAND

Co Author(s): :    I. Dooley   F. Kinsella                 

Abstract Details


To report the retreatment rate and safety of presbyopia treatment using the corneal laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) procedure- Supracor.


Galway Clinic Hospital, Galway, Ireland.


Bilateral LASIK using the supracor algorithm was performed on consecutive hyperopic presbyopic patients. The principal outcome measures were retreatment rate, safety, efficacy and predictability.


76 eyes of 38 patients were treated. 42% of patients (16 patients) that were treated required at least one re-treatment. The unaided distance visual acuity was 20/20 or better in 38%, and was 20/30 or better in 91% of eyes following all treatments. 14% of eyes had lost 1 line of Snellen CDVA, and 4% of eyes had lost 3 lines of Snellen CDVA following all treatments. 92% of patients had uncorrected binocular near reading of J5 or better following the primary treatment. 97% of eyes had uncorrected binocular near reading of J5 or better following all treatments.


The relatively high retreatment rate with potentially reduced CDVA following supracor may be due to a combination of blend zone, centration, and hyperpositive central zone issues. These findings may provide important insights for assessment or modification of the technique.

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