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PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness, predictability, and safety of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in 143 eyes with myopia from 8.00 to 20.00 diopters (D). SETTING Alicante Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Alicante School of Medicine, Alicante, Spain. METHODS This prospective study comprised 143 eyes (94 patients) that had LASIK with the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness, predictability, and safety of a fourth-generation angle-supported anterior chamber phakic intraocular lens (IOL) in patients with severe myopia. SETTING Refractive Surgery and Cornea Unit, Alicante Institute of Ophthalmology, Miguel Hernández University School of Medicine, Alicante, Spain. METHODS In this(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term outcomes of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for high myopia. DESIGN A long-term (10 years) follow-up retrospective interventional case series study. METHODS The study included 196 myopic eyes of 118 patients with a mean preoperative spherical equivalent of -13.95 +/- 2.79 diopter (D) treated with myopic LASIK at(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a prospective, clinical trial to determine the potential cumulative complications of patients implanted with angle-supported phakic intraocular lenses (PIOLs) for the correction of myopia. DESIGN Nonrandomized, prospective, comparative trial. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred sixty-three eyes of 160 consecutive patients were included. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness, predictability, and safety of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) retreatment for correcting residual myopia. DESIGN Retrospective noncomparative case series. PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTION Fifty-nine consecutive eyes (43 patients) underwent LASIK retreatment at 3 or 6 months after the primary LASIK procedure.(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the incidence and characteristics of retinal detachment in myopic patients treated by laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. METHODS We retrospectively studied the retinal detachments observed in 1,554 consecutive eyes (878 patients) undergoing laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis for the correction of myopia (follow-up, 30.34+/-10.27(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term outcomes of excimer laser myopic photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia of less than -6 diopters (D). DESIGN Long-term (10-year) follow-up retrospective, interventional case series. METHODS The study included 225 eyes of 138 myopic patients with spherical equivalent (SE) between 0 and -6 D treated with myopic PRK(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the incidence and characteristics of retinal detachment in patients with severe myopia corrected by implantation of phakic anterior chamber intraocular lenses. METHODS We studied retinal detachments in 166 consecutive eyes (98 patients) that underwent implantation of angle-supported phakic anterior chamber intraocular lenses (models(More)
Penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) is the predominant form of corneal transplantation because both manual and automated lamellar keratoplasty are technically difficult and lead to complications such as irregularities and scarring. A microkeratome for laser in situ keratomileusis can be used to overcome these disadvantages. We describe a technique of lamellar(More)
Although the biology of corneal wound healing is only partly understood, healing after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) differs in many respects, and the mechanisms appear to be differently controlled. There is less of an inflammatory and healing response after LASIK, but a longer period of sensory denervation. The(More)