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Title: Comparison of topographic corneal irregularity after LASIK and intrastromal corneal ring segments in the same patients
Authors: Naseri, Ayman
Forseto, Adriana S.
Francesconi, Claudia M.
Hwang, David G.
Campos, Maauro
Nosé, Walton
Mayo Clin
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Eye Clin Day Hosp
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2005
Publisher: Slack Inc
Citation: Journal Of Refractive Surgery. Thorofare: Slack Inc, v. 21, n. 6, p. 722-726, 2005.
Abstract: PURPOSE: To retrospectively compare the irregularity of the corneal surfaces of 14 patients after LASIK in 1 eye and placement of intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS) in the other eye.METHODS: In a within-patient comparison, Orbscan corneal topography was used to retrospectively compare the corneal surface irregularity of LASIK-treated and ICRS-treated eyes at an outpatient tert ophthalmology clinic in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For the anterior corneal surface, irregularity measurements were compared for both the central and peripheral areas of the cornea. The differences between each group were analyzed for statistical significance.RESULTS: The corneal surfaces of eyes treated with ICRS were found to be more irregular than the corneal surfaces of eyes treated with LASIK, the mean irregularity being 1.91 for LASIK-treated eyes and 3.12 for ICRS-treated eyes in the anterior corneal surface and 0.51 for LASIK-treated eyes and 0.87 for ICRS-treated eyes in the posterior corneal surface. A statistically significant difference was noted only in the posterior surfaces.CONCLUSIONS: When measured with Orbscan topography, ICRS-treated eyes show more corneal surface irregularity than LASIK-treated eyes. The difference in outcome for the two types of treatment may be due to the mechanical effect of the ICRS on the shape of the cornea.
ISSN: 1081-597X
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