Journal article

Multiple photorefractive keratectomy retreatments for myopia

H Higa, T Couper, DIM Robinson, HR Taylor

JOURNAL OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY | SLACK INC | Published : 1998

Abstract

PURPOSE: To examine the outcome of multiple photorefractive keratectomy retreatments by the excimer laser on eyes treated for myopia and myopic astigmatism. METHODS: We present 980 of 1218 (80%) consecutive eyes treated with a VISX 20/20 excimer laser that were available for follow-up. Thirteen eyes of 13 individuals were retreated twice using the same VISX excimer laser because of refractive regression. Epithelium was mechanically removed in the initial treatment and subsequent retreatment of all the eyes. No increased difficulty was noted upon removing the epithelium on subsequent retreatments. The aim in both the initial and subsequent treatments was to correct 100% of the refractive erro..

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