Mechanical methods in refractive corneal surgery.
MS Loughnan, D Robinson, L Sullivan
Curr Opin Ophthalmol | Published : 1996
The past year has seen considerable advances and debate with regard to several new and some established mechanical means of refractive surgery. Lamellar in situ keratomileusis is gaining increased interest, especially for the treatment of moderate and high myopia, although considerable questions still exist with regard to its safety, predictability, and the possibility of loss of lines of best corrected visual acuity. Mini-radial keratotomy may be of benefit in reducing the risk of traumatic rupture of radial keratotomy incisions, and a refinement of the nomograms for astigmatic keratotomy in the treatment of congenital astigmatism has been proposed. Another report on the use of hexagonal ke..View full abstract