Akef El Maghraby

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OBJECTIVE To compare laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) with photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in the correction of myopia from -2.00 to -5.50 diopters. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, paired clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-two eyes of 26 myopic patients were enrolled in the study. INTERVENTION Each patient received PRK on one eye (PRK eye) and(More)
PURPOSE To study the change in the intraocular pressure (IOP) after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for correction of myopia. METHODS One hundred twenty consecutive myopic eyes (60 patients) were included in a prospective study. All eyes received LASIK with the Nidek EC-5000 excimer laser and the Chiron Automated Corneal Shaper. Baseline refraction,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare Artisan lens implantation with laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for the correction of myopia between -9.00 and -19.50 diopters. DESIGN Prospective randomized clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS Ninety eyes of 61 consecutive patients were enrolled in the study. INTERVENTION Forty-five eyes (50%) received Artisan lens, and 45 eyes(More)
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BACKGROUND In situ keratomileusis is a rapidly changing refractive corneal surgical procedure for the correction of myopia. We report here the results of a retrospective study of in situ keratomileusis with the refractive cut made with a microkeratome. The technique represents an intermediate stage of development that used a sutured corneal disc, an early(More)
In a prospective, open, pilot study, the authors evaluated the effects of intraocular injection of streptokinase on intraocular fibrin. The study was composed of nine patients in whom fibrinous exudate developed after pars plana vitrectomy. There were seven male and two female patients with a mean age of 44 years (range, 27 to 65 years). Fibrinous exudates(More)
PURPOSE We studied the efficacy, predictability, stability, and safety of excimer laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) to correct myopia and astigmatism. METHODS We prospectively studied 87 consecutive eyes of 56 patients who received LASIK, divided into two groups: the myopic group included eyes with myopia more than -2.00 diopters (D) and astigmatism(More)
We measured the effects of pH changes after water washings of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) intraocular lenses sterilized in 10% sodium hydroxide (NaOH). Whereas inserting the base-sterilized lens directly into the eye causes a large pH change in the local area of the implant, three separate washings of the NaOH-treated implant in 15 ml of water eliminates(More)
We have compared long-term intraocular pressure control in patients with open angle glaucoma, cupping and atrophy of the optic nerve head and visual field loss as well as cataract after: trabeculectomy posterior to the scleral spur and cataract extraction without implantation in 108 patients. guarded posterior lip sclerectomy, cataract extraction and Mark(More)
PURPOSE To compare refractive outcome, subepithelial haze, and pain after epithelial laser in situ keratomileusis (epi-LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). METHODS In this prospective, randomized study, 32 eyes of 16 patients were treated for myopia with epi-LASIK (epi-LASIK group) in one eye and PRK in the fellow eye (PRK group). All patients(More)