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|Title:||Comparison of efficacy and safety of laser in situ keratomileusis using 2 femtosecond laser platforms in contralateral eyes||Authors:||Rosman, M.
|Issue Date:||Jul-2013||Citation:||Rosman, M., Hall, R.C., Chan, C., Ang, A., Koh, J., Htoon, H.M., Tan, D.T.H., Mehta, J.S. (2013-07). Comparison of efficacy and safety of laser in situ keratomileusis using 2 femtosecond laser platforms in contralateral eyes. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 39 (7) : 1066-1073. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrs.2013.02.038||Abstract:||Purpose: To compare the efficacy, predictability, and refractive outcomes of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) using 2 femtosecond platforms for flap creation. Setting: Multisurgeon single center. Design: Clinical trial. Methods: Bilateral femtosecond LASIK was performed using the Wavelight Allegretto Eye-Q 400 Hz excimer laser system. The Visumax femtosecond platform (Group 1) was used to create the LASIK flap in 1 eye, while the Intralase femtosecond platform (Group 2) was used to create the LASIK flap in the contralateral eye. The preoperative, 1-month, and 3-month postoperative visual acuities, refraction, and contrast sensitivity in the 2 groups were compared. Results: The study enrolled 45 patients. Three months after femtosecond LASIK, 79.5% of eyes in Group 1 and 82.1% in Group 2 achieved an uncorrected distance visual acuity of 20/20 (P=.808). The mean efficacy index was 0.97 in Group 1 and 0.98 in Group 2 at 3 months (P=.735); 89.7% of eyes in Group 1 and 84.6% of eyes in Group 2 were within ±0.50 diopter of emmetropia at 3 months (P=.498). No eye in either group lost more than 2 lines of corrected distance visual acuity. The mean safety index at 3 months was 1.11 in Group 1 and 1.10 in Group 2 (P=.570). Conclusion: The results of LASIK with both femtosecond lasers were similar, and both platforms produced efficacious and predictable LASIK outcomes. Financial Disclosure: No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned. © 2013 ASCRS and ESCRS. Published by Elsevier Inc.||Source Title:||Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109976||ISSN:||08863350||DOI:||10.1016/j.jcrs.2013.02.038|
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