Relation of hormone and menopausal status to outcomes following excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy in women. Melbourne Excimer Laser Group.
CA McCarty, I Ng, B Waldron, SK Garrett, JA Downie, GF Aldred, RJ Wolfe, HR Taylor
Aust N Z J Ophthalmol | Published : 1996
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of hormone use, pregnancy and menopausal status on clinical outcomes following excimer laser surgery for myopia and myopic astigmatism. METHODS: Participants comprised all female patients of the Melbourne Excimer Laser Group (MELG). A standardised surgical protocol was followed by the 27 MELG members, using the VisX 20/20 excimer laser and included the prospective collection of the following information preoperatively and one, three, six and 12 months after the procedure: uncorrected and best corrected visual acuity with a LogMAR chart; best manifest refraction; and subjective assessment of corneal clarity. A survey that elicited information about oral contrace..View full abstract