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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by National Research Foundation
Supported by a National Research Foundation-Funded Translational & Clinical Research Program Grant (NMRC/TCR/002-SERI/2008; TCR621/41/2008; R1021/36/2013TCR).