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PURPOSE To evaluate the outcomes and safety of a refractive inlay (Flexivue Micro-Lens, Presbia Coöperatief U.A.) for the corneal compensation of presbyopia. METHODS This prospective, interventional clinical study comprised 47 emmetropic presbyopes with a mean age of 52±4 years (range: 45 to 60 years). The inlay was inserted, centered on the line of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the results of thin-flap laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) using a femtosecond-laser platform for flap creation. SETTING Institute of Vision and Optics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece. DESIGN Prospective interventional case series. METHODS Patients had LASIK with the FS200 femtosecond laser for flap(More)
PURPOSE To determine how refractive error, visual acuity, and high-order aberrations (3rd- and 4th-order) are affected by the formation of a lamellar corneal flap during laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). SETTING University refractive surgery center. METHODS The effect of lamellar corneal flap formation was analyzed in 15 myopic eyes (mean(More)
PURPOSE WASCA (Wavefront Aberration Supported Cornea Ablation) is a method for wavefront-guided ablation. This new method records all existing eye aberrations with the Asclepion Wavefront Aberrometer and calculates the customized pattern for laser correction. We measured the low and high order aberrations of eyes before and after PRK and LASIK, as well as(More)
PURPOSE To report the outcomes after corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) treatment with riboflavin and ultraviolet-A (UVA) irradiation in patients with thin corneas (minimum corneal thickness less than 400 μm after epithelial removal and before riboflavin instillation). DESIGN Prospective case series. METHODS Twelve patients (14 eyes, with minimum(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the incidence and refractive outcome of intraoperative laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) complications using one type of microkeratome. DESIGN Retrospective noncomparative case series. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred thirty-four consecutive myopic LASIK patients (September 1997 to November 1998) operated on by one surgeon. (More)
PURPOSE To compare the outcomes of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for the treatment of progressive keratoconus using 2 different techniques for epithelial removal: transepithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy (t-PTK) versus mechanical epithelial debridement. DESIGN Prospective, comparative, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-four(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and predictability of correcting high irregular astigmatism in symptomatic eyes with the use of topography-guided photoablation. METHODS In a prospective, non-comparative case series, 16 consecutive symptomatic eyes of 11 patients with small hyperopic and myopic excimer laser optical zones, decentered and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy, predictability, and safety of topographically supported customized ablations (TOSCAs) for decentered ablations following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). DESIGN Prospective nonrandomized clinical trial. METHODS Nine patients (11 eyes) with LASIK-induced decentered ablations underwent TOSCA following flap lifting.(More)
PURPOSE To report the long-term (11-year) outcomes (stability and complications) of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in patients with high myopia. SETTING University refractive surgery center. METHODS Seven patients (4 with bilateral treatment and 3 with unilateral treatment) who had myopic LASIK and completed 11 years of follow-up were included in(More)