Journal article

Vision-related quality of life and visual outcomes after small-incision lenticule extraction and laser in situ keratomileusis

Marcus Ang, Henrietta Ho, Eva Fenwick, Ecosse Lamoureux, Hla M Htoon, Jane Koh, Donald Tan, Jodhbir S Mehta

JOURNAL OF CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: To compare vision-related quality of life (VRQoL) scores and clinical outcomes between small-incision lenticule extraction and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). SETTING: Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore. DESIGN: Prospective study. METHODS: Patients had small-incision lenticule extraction using the Visumax 500 kHz femtosecond laser; or LASIK excimer ablation with the Wavelight Allegretto 400 Hz laser. Primary outcomes were 3-month predictability, efficacy, and safety. Secondary outcomes were intraoperative experience, visual symptoms, and VRQoL (validated Quality of Life Impact of Refractive Correction [QIRC] questionnaire) in 25 a subgroup of patients in each group. Foll..

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