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It is well accepted that the accommodation system is characterized by steady-state errors in focus. The purpose of this study was to correlate these errors with changes in ocular wavefront aberration and corresponding image quality when accommodating. A wavefront analyzing system, the Complete Ophthalmic Analysis System (COAS), was used in conjunction with(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to characterize the pressure-volume relation in the living human eye, measure the ocular pulse amplitude (OPA), and calculate the corresponding pulsatile ocular blood flow (POBF) in a range of clinically relevant IOP levels. METHODS Fifty patients with cataract (50 eyes) were enrolled in the study. After cannulation(More)
PURPOSE To measure the rigidity coefficient of a large number of subjects at clinically encountered intraocular pressures (IOPs) and to examine the possible correlation of ocular rigidity with other factors, such as the age of the patients, ocular parameters (axial length and corneal thickness), and pathologic conditions affecting the eye. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, instruments for the measurement of wavefront aberration in the living human eye have been widely available for clinical applications. Despite the extensive background experience on wavefront sensing for research purposes, the information derived from such instrumentation in a clinical setting should not be considered a priori precise.(More)
PURPOSE To compare the refractive outcomes after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for low to moderate myopic corrections using 2 excimer lasers with different repetition rates (200 Hz and 400 Hz). SETTING University refractive surgery center. METHODS This retrospective study included all consecutive patients who underwent PRK using the 200 Hz or the(More)
PURPOSE To compare the ocular rigidity in vivo measurements of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and control subjects. DESIGN Prospective comparative clinical study. METHODS The pressure-volume relation and the ocular rigidity coefficient were compared among 32 patients with AMD (AMD group: 16 with neovascular and 16 with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for moderate myopia using a solid-state laser with a wavelength of 213 nm alters the corneal endothelial cell density. SETTING University refractive surgery center. METHODS The corneal endothelium was analyzed preoperatively and 1, 6, and 12 months postoperatively using corneal confocal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical results of epi-LASIK, a new surface ablation surgical technique for the treatment of low myopia. SETTING Vardinoyannion Eye Institute of Crete, University of Crete, Greece. METHODS Forty-four eyes of 31 patients had epi-LASIK for the correction of low myopia. Mean preoperative spherical equivalent was 3.71 diopters (D)(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the current study was to control the hypothetical effects of decreased laser energy delivered to the peripheral cornea during phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) and provide quantitative calculation of induced low and high order aberrations. METHODS We employed a model eye to simulate the refractive effect of homogeneous laser corneal(More)
PURPOSE To report a patient with dry eye after bilateral photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with mitomycin C treatment in one eye. METHODS A 29-year-old woman underwent PRK for moderate myopia. The left eye was randomly assigned and intraoperative topical mitomycin C was administered. The right (control) eye was treated with intraoperative corticosteroid(More)