Journal article

Outcomes after laser in situ keratomileusis retreatment in high myopes

A Rani, R Balasubramanya, N Sharma, R Tandon, RB Vajpayee, VK Dada, R Singh

JOURNAL OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY | SLACK INC | Published : 2003

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the refractive and visual performance after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) retreatment. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 33 eyes of 23 patients who underwent LASIK (Bausch & Lomb Technolas 217C) retreatment for residual myopia with or without astigmatism. Parameters evaluated were uncorrected and best spectacle-corrected visual acuity, spherical equivalent refraction, contrast sensitivity, glare acuity, and pachymetry, preoperatively and at 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively. RESULTS: The mean spherical equivalent refraction before primary LASIK was -9.89 +/- 4.00 D and before retreatment was -2.85 +/- 2.17 D. Although contrast sensitivity and glare ..

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