Original Article

Effectivity of Laser in situ keratomileusis For Treatment of Residual Myopia After Myopic Laser in situ keratomileusis - Original Article

  • Çigdem Ülkü Can
  • Sibel Polat
  • Bayazit Ilhan
  • Dilek Ileri
  • Orhan Zilelioglu

Received Date: 12.04.2007 Accepted Date: 23.04.2008 Turk J Ophthalmol 2008;38(3):220-223

Purpose: To evaluate efficacy and safety of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for correction of residual myopia after primary myopic LASIK. Material-Methods: Twenty eyes of 12 patients with residual myopia after LASIK were operated in this study. Mean spherical equivalent before treatment was -2.92±1.59 dioptry (D). Original flaps were lifted for reablation after a mean period of 10.75±11.96 months. Results: Mean follow up time was 20.05±23.74 months. With LASIK surgery mean spheric equivalent decreased from -2.92±1.59 D to -0.59±0.72 D. At the last visit 65% of eyes were within ± 0.5 D, 80% were within ±1.0 D and all eyes were within ±2.0 D. Postoperatively mean uncorrected visual acuity was statistically significantly higher than preoperative value (p=0.000). No intraoperative serious complication occured. Conclusion: LASIK for treatment of residual myopia after myopic LASIK surgery is an effective and safe method. Postoperatively complications like DLK and epithelial ingrowth can be seen.

Keywords: Myopia, LASIK

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