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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare differences in visual outcomes, higher-order aberrations, contrast sensitivity, and dry eye in patients undergoing photorefractive keratectomy using wavefront-guided VISX CustomVue™ and wavefront-optimized WaveLight(®) Allegretto platforms. METHODS In this randomized, prospective, single-masked,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the indications and outcomes of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) performed within the first 2 weeks of presentation in the management of patients with acute Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). METHODS A retrospective chart review from January 1998 to May 2011 identified 128 SJS/TEN patients(More)
PURPOSE To compare outcomes and complications of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in complicated cases with intraocular lens (IOL) exchange, aphakia, or anterior chamber intraocular lens (ACIOL) implants with a group of noncomplicated DSAEK cases. METHODS Of the 30 complicated DSAEK cases, 14 eyes underwent concurrent IOL(More)
PURPOSE To provide a background regarding the biochemical rationale for corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) and outline its current use, critically evaluate the current literature for the use of CXL in nonectatic disorders, highlight limitations and areas for further research, and address additional novel applications of CXL. METHODS A literature search(More)
To evaluate the safety, efficacy, advantages, and limitations of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery through a review of the literature. A PubMed search was conducted using topic-appropriate keywords to screen and select articles. Initial research has shown appropriate safety and efficacy of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, with(More)
PURPOSE To compare outcomes in visual acuity, refractive error, higher-order aberrations (HOAs), contrast sensitivity, and dry eye in patients undergoing laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) using wavefront (WF) guided VISX CustomVue and WF optimized WaveLight Allegretto platforms. METHODS In this randomized, prospective, single-masked, fellow eye study,(More)
PURPOSE To assess the regression rate of conductive keratoplasty (CK) in patients with or without previous laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). SETTING University of Utah, Medical School, John A. Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective, age-matched chart review(More)
Endothelial keratoplasty is evolving with increased attention placed on the optical qualities of the posterior donor lenticule. In efforts to improve visual outcomes, the effects of the thickness, smoothness, and planar profile are being studied. This paper describes a double-pass microkeratome technique to create ultra-thin (less than 100 μm) Descemet's(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this work is to report our experience using loteprednol 0.5% for routine prophylaxis after photorefractive keratectomy in an academic refractive surgery center. MATERIALS AND METHODS Photorefractive keratectomy was performed on 579 eyes from 316 patients in this retrospective chart review of patients treated postoperatively with(More)
Purpose. To assess the incidence of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Methods. A chart review was performed to identify all patients with CSCR and a previous history of LASIK or PRK. Results. Over the 6-year study period, 1 of 4,876 eyes which had LASIK or PRK at the(More)