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Laser subepithelial keratomileusis for low to moderate myopia: 6-month follow-up

Authors
 Jae Bum Lee  ;  Chul Myong Choe  ;  Gong Je Seong  ;  Ha Young Gong  ;  Eung Kweon Kim 
Citation
 JAPANESE JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, Vol.46(3) : 299-304, 2002 
Journal Title
JAPANESE JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
ISSN
 0021-5155 
Issue Date
2002
Keywords
Laser subepithelial keratomileusis ; low to moderate myopia ; photorefractive keratectomy ; refractive surgery
Abstract
Purpose: To examine the effectiveness, safety, and stability of laser subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK), a modified photorefractive keratectomy for low to moderate myopia. Methods: This study evaluated the results of LASEK in 48 myopic patients (84 eyes) with a consecutive 6-month follow-up period. Preoperative myopia ranged from 3.25 to 7.00 diopters (D). Uncorrected and corrected visual acuity, manifest refraction, epithelial healing time, postoperative pain, subepithelial corneal haze, and complications were examined. Results: Uncorrected visual acuity of 20/30 or better was achieved in 78.6% of eyes at 1 week and in 96.4% at 6 months after surgery. A mean refraction of within ±0.50 D was measured in 42 eyes (50.0%) and ±1.0 D in 79 eyes (94.0%) at 6 months. The epithelial healing time was 3.68 ± 0.69 days (range, 3–6 days) and postoperative pain scores were 1.49 ± 0.65. The subepithelial corneal haze scores were 0.56 ± 0.34 and 0.16 ± 0.25 at 1 and 6 months, respectively. As for complications, alcohol leakage during surgery occurred in 3 eyes, incomplete epithelial detachment in 3 eyes, contact lens intolerance in 5 eyes and steroid-induced elevated intraocular pressure (>21 mm Hg) in 1 eye. Conclusions: LASEK is an effective and safe procedure for low to moderate myopia. It can be considered an alternate type of refractive surgery for correction of low to moderate myopia.
Full Text
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021515502004732
DOI
10.1016/S0021-5155(02)00473-2
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Ophthalmology (안과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Eung Kweon(김응권) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1453-8042
Seong, Gong Je(성공제) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5456-4296
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/143777
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