Sharbel D Fahed

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PURPOSE To assess the effectiveness, safety, and comfort of transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) using the Amaris laser platform. SETTING Ophthalmic Consultants of Beirut, Jal-El-Dib, Metn, Lebanon. DESIGN Comparative case series. METHODS Myopic eyes with or without astigmatism were treated by transepithelial PRK (study group) and(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effectiveness and safety of 2 types of 6.0 mm intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS) in patients with mild to severe keratoconus. SETTING Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon. DESIGN Retrospective comparative case series. METHODS Eyes had implantation of Intacs SK ICRS (Group 1) or Keraring SI6 ICRS (Group 2). Visual(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of topical 1.5% azithromycin in the treatment of moderate to severe chronic blepharitis and to compare the efficacy of two different treatment modalities. METHODS A randomized clinical trial included 67 patients with chronic anterior and/or posterior blepharitis, followed-up for 3 months. Signs and symptoms were graded(More)
PURPOSE To compare pain scores during laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) between first-eye surgery and second-eye surgery. SETTING Private practice, Beirut, Lebanon. DESIGN Cohort study. METHODS Sequential bilateral LASIK was performed between January 2010 and January 2011 by the same surgeon using a Schwind Amaris excimer laser. Hemodynamics and(More)
We describe the use and safety of prednisolone acetate eyedrops at the end of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) to aid proper positioning of the corneal flap. The LASIK flap is created using the preferred technique. Following laser ablation and flap repositioning, one drop of prednisolone acetate is instilled on the eye. This delineates the flap(More)
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