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LASIK and PRK in hyperopic astigmatic eyes: is early retreatment advisable?

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, March 2016
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Title
LASIK and PRK in hyperopic astigmatic eyes: is early retreatment advisable?
Published in
Clinical Ophthalmology, March 2016
DOI 10.2147/opth.s99098
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Authors

Andreas Frings, Gisbert Richard, Johannes Steinberg, Stephan Linke, Toam Katz, Vasyl Druchkiv

Abstract

To analyze the refractive and keratometric stability in hyperopic astigmatic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) during the first 6 months after surgery. This retrospective cross-sectional study included 97 hyperopic eyes; 55 were treated with LASIK and 42 with PRK. Excimer ablation for all eyes was performed using the ALLEGRETTO excimer laser platform using a mitomycin C for PRK and a mechanical microkeratome for LASIK. Keratometric and refractive data were analyzed during three consecutive follow-up intervals (6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months). The corneal topography was obtained using Scheimpflug topography, and subjective refractions were acquired by expert optometrists according to a standardized protocol. After 3 months, mean keratometry and spherical equivalent were stable after LASIK, whereas PRK-treated eyes presented statistically significant (P<0.001) regression of hyperopia. In eleven cases, hyperopic regression of >1 D occurred. The optical zone diameter did not correlate with the development of regression. After corneal laser refractive surgery, keratometric changes are followed by refractive changes and they occur up to 6 months after LASIK and for at least 6 months after PRK, and therefore, caution should be applied when retreatment is planned during the 1st year after surgery because hyperopic refractive regression can lead to suboptimal visual outcome. Keratometric and refractive stability is earlier achieved after LASIK, and therefore, retreatment may be independent of late regression.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 26 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 5 19%
Researcher 3 12%
Unspecified 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 12%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Other 6 23%
Unknown 4 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 58%
Unspecified 3 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Physics and Astronomy 1 4%
Engineering 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 15%

Attention Score in Context

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#3,389,269
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#215
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#80,584
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Outputs of similar age from Clinical Ophthalmology
#15
of 67 outputs
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