Five year follow up of Transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (Trans-PRK) for myopic patients
First Author: G.Harb LEBANON
Co Author(s): W. Harb R. El Khawly
To assess refractive and visual outcome of all levels of myopic patients 5 years post Trans-PRK surgery.
French Hospital of the Levant, Beirut, Lebanon
All levels of myopic patients were included in this retrospective study of visual and refractive outcome. Patients who had Trans-PRK surgery performed between 2010 and 2013 were included, 139 patients attended for follow up. The main outcome measures were safety, efficacy, and stability.
Patients were monitored at 3months,1 year and 5 years postoperatively. 78% of the patients were within plus or minus 0.5D of attempted correction at 1 year and 66% at 5 years. Best corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) were unchanged or improved in 85%. No eye lost more than one line of BCVA after 5 years. Overall, there was regression towards myopia with a mean change in refraction of −0.5D over the 5 years. There was a high level of patient satisfaction with the surgery. Ninety-nine per cent of patients are currently happy with the quality of their vision and 100% of patients would recommend the surgery to a friend
Transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy showed good evolution regarding refractive and visual outcome over the years.