Subbasal nerve fiber regeneration after LASIK and LASEK assessed by noncontact esthesiometry and in vivo confocal microscopy: prospective study.

@article{Darwish2007SubbasalNF,
  title={Subbasal nerve fiber regeneration after LASIK and LASEK assessed by noncontact esthesiometry and in vivo confocal microscopy: prospective study.},
  author={Taym Darwish and Arun Brahma and C. H. O'Donnell and Nathan Efron},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={1515-21}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate recovery of the corneal subbasal nerve plexus and corneal sensitivity after myopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK). SETTING Manchester Centre for Vision, Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom. METHODS Thirty LASEK patients and 20 LASIK patients had slit-scanning confocal microscopy and noncontact corneal esthesiometry preoperatively and 1, 3, and 6 months after surgery. Images of the subbasal nerve plexus… CONTINUE READING