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Accuracy and precision of LASIK flap thickness using the IntraLase femtosecond laser

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First Author: J.Ortiz Cazal SPAIN

Co Author(s):    S. Santamaria   I. Claramunt                 

Abstract Details


To report the safety and flap thickness predictability of LASIK using the IntraLase femtosecond laser


Grupo AdmiraVisión- Hospital CIMA Sanitas- Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona


A prospective analysis of 100 consecutive LASIK cases was performed to assess the rate of intra- and postoperative complications and loss of best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) also flap thickness predictability using anterior segment OCT were analyzed at day 1 of surgery.


No serious intra- or postoperative complications were noted. Three (3%) patients had epithelial defects that required a bandage contact lens. One (1%) patient had slipped cap on day 1 that required repositioning. Three (3%) patients developed grade I diffuse lamellar keratitis. No patient developed transient light sensitivity, or infection. No patient lost > or = 2 lines of BSCVA at 6 months postoperatively. With an attempted flap thickness of 120 microm with the 150-KHz laser, the mean flap thickness was 121.79 +/- 10.75 microm (range: 95 to 148 microm) (n = 100). Overall 87.3% of eyes were within +/- 20 microm of the intended result.


LASIK surgery with the IntraLase femtosecond laser is safe and flap thickness is predictable.

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