• Medicine
  • Published in Ophthalmology 1998

Predictability of spherical photorefractive keratectomy for myopia.

  title={Predictability of spherical photorefractive keratectomy for myopia.},
  author={Sunil Shah and Anupam Chatterjee and Ronald J. Smith},
  volume={105 12},
          2178-84; discussion 2184-5
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to examine the effects of purely spherical excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia. DESIGN Consecutive case series. PARTICIPANTS A total of 3218 eyes with a mean preoperative mean spherical equivalent (MSE) of -3.75 diopters (D) +/- 1.73 D standard deviation (SD) (range, -1.00 D to -11.88 D) underwent PRK with a Nidek EC-5000 excimer laser. Eyes were divided into groups based on the degree of preoperative myopia in 1 D steps. INTERVENTION All… CONTINUE READING