Predictability of excimer laser treatment of myopia. Melbourne Excimer Laser Group.
HR Taylor, CA McCarty, GF Aldred
Arch Ophthalmol | Published : 1996
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively examine the predictability of excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy and photoastigmatic refractive keratectomy for myopia that ranged from -1 to -18 diopters (D). METHODS: Patients were treated with an excimer laser and followed up prospectively for 12 months. Low myopia was treated in one ablation zone (6.0 mm), high myopia in two ablation zones (5.0 and 6.0 mm), and extreme myopia in three ablation zones (4.5, 5.0, and 6.0 mm) with a maximum treatment of 15 D. Data were analyzed to determine the distribution of the various postoperative outcomes by preoperative myopia. RESULTS: Two hundred seventy-four low myopes, 189 high myopes, and 41 extreme myopes were ..View full abstract