Navigation Links
LASIK works well, according to long-term study of highly myopic patients
Date:12/27/2007

Philadelphia, December 28, 2007 Laser surgery to correct vision problems has been in use since the early 1990s. Photorefractive Keratotomy (PRK) is typically used to correct low to moderate myopia, while laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is preferred for high myopia corrections. Although over 18 million LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide, there is still some controversy regarding the maximum correction possible and efficacy with this technique. In an article published in the January 2008 issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, researchers from Miguel Hernandez University, Medical School, Alicante, Spain; and Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey; report on a study of high myopia patients ten years after LASIK surgery. The findings show that LASIK for myopia over -10 D is a safe and effective procedure in the long-term.

196 high myopic eyes of 118 patients, preoperatively needing at least 10 diopter (10 D) corrections to achieve 20/20 vision, were evaluated ten years following surgery. Uncorrected vision was 77% of best-corrected vision (BSCVA) before surgery. BSCVA improved 1 line. Only 5% of eyes lost more than 2 lines of BSCVA and 40% avoided the use of glasses. 119 (61 %) of eyes were within 2.00 Diopters at 10 years. Only 2 eyes (1%) developed corneal ectasia. The retreatment rate was 27%.

According to lead investigator Jorge L. Ali, These results are extremely encouraging considering that this refractive correction implies the maximum limit of application of this technique. This study has allowed us to demonstrate that, in spite of the prejudices about the limits of LASIK technique, the results regarding predictability, efficacy and safety for high myopic patients are very good in the long term. The optimum limit of predictability for this technique is around 10 D of myopia. This reference study, with a long time perspective, allows us to know the safety, precision and limits of LASIK in highly myopic eyes.


'/>"/>

Contact: Maureen Hunter
m.hunter@elsevier.com
215-239-3671
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Hosts Workshop On Weighing Treatment Options For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
2. Taxol bristle ball: a wrench in the works for cancer
3. Cancer control in Europe works; now it is time to extend it to poorer countries
4. SecureWorks Ranked 6th in Deloittes Technology Fast 50 Program for Georgia
5. AK Steel Reaches VEBA Health Care Settlement With Middletown Works Retirees
6. IOM workshop on less confusing drug labeling, Oct. 12
7. CIDM Collaborates With World Congress to Advance Dialog on Online Provider Networks at WHIT 3.0
8. Crittenton Hospital Medical Center to Participate in United Physicians myWorkspace(R) Initiative
9. MIT works toward novel therapeutic device
10. Palmer College of Chiropractic Selects Colubris Networks to Provide Wireless Infrastructure at Three U.S. Campuses
11. JAMA study shows what works in treating HIV-infected African children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... 29, 2017 , ... In the United States alone, up to 36% of ... types of metastatic brain tumors(3). Though most meningiomas are benign, metastatic brain tumors are ... more effective treatment options, the San Diego Gamma Knife Center offers a ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... Georgia (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2017 , ... Full ... Therilus, founder of Pet Protect Law that assists dog owners in creating ... assist new owners in taking the natural next step to protect their new companion. ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 30, 2017 , ... CHARM CITY RUN WELCOMES MERCY ... announced that Mercy Medical Center will serve as the official title sponsor of the ... Sunday, June 25, 2017, thousands of women will walk or run the course around ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 30, 2017 , ... Sublime Naturals and its founder, ... or "Wonder Spice", it has been used for thousands of years. , "The West ... Heshelow, author of " Turmeric: How to Use it For Your Wellness. Overcome Inflammation, ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... 29, 2017 , ... Wells Pharmacy Network, a proud A4M ... upcoming World Congress, in Hollywood Florida April 6-8, 2017. , Ben David, CEO ... leader in the training of physicians, scientists, and members of the public on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2017)... Revenue Prospects by Product Type (Metered Dose Inhalers, Dry Powder Inhalers, ... Inhalers - our new study reveals trends, R&D progress, and predicted ... are involved in this sector you must read this brand new ... to 2027, assessing data, trends, opportunities and business prospects there. ... Discover how to stay ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... -- Wound care devices and products are used to ... industry mainly consists of establishments engaged in manufacturing wound ... caused by mechanical, chemical, thermal, and radiogenic trauma; and ... skin related diseases, immunological diseases, and other chronic diseases. ... largest region in the wound care devices market in ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017  BioSpecifics Technologies ... and continues to develop collagenase based-therapies with a ... (CCH) marketed as XIAFLEX ®  in the U.S. ... will present a corporate overview at the upcoming ... Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. ET ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: