Journal article

Comparison of residual stromal bed and flap thickness in primary and repeat laser in situ keratomileusis in myopic patients.

Sujata Das, Laurence J Sullivan

J Cataract Refract Surg | Published : 2006

Abstract

PURPOSE: To compare the change in residual stromal thickness and flap thickness between primary laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and repeat LASIK in myopic patients. SETTING: Melbourne Excimer Laser Group, East Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: This retrospective nonrandomized comparative trial comprised 46 eyes of 34 patients who had repeat LASIK. The thickness of the residual stromal bed was calculated by subtracting the calculated stromal ablation from pachymetry of the stromal bed after cutting the flap in primary treatment and directly measuring during retreatment. The thickness of the LASIK flap in primary and repeat LASIK was calculated by subtracting the central pachymetry of the st..

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