Subbasal nerve morphology, corneal sensation, and tear film evaluation after refractive femtosecond laser lenticule extraction

@article{Vestergaard2013SubbasalNM,
  title={Subbasal nerve morphology, corneal sensation, and tear film evaluation after refractive femtosecond laser lenticule extraction},
  author={Anders H\ojslet Vestergaard and Keea Treu Gr\onbech and Jakob Grauslund and Anders Ivarsen and Jesper \Ostergaard Hjortdal},
  journal={Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology},
  year={2013},
  volume={251},
  pages={2591-2600}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare corneal subbasal nerve morphology, corneal sensation, and tear film parameters after femtosecond lenticule extraction (FLEX) and small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). A prospective, randomized, single-masked, paired-eye design clinical trial of 35 patients treated for moderate to high myopia with FLEX in one eye and SMILE in the other. In both techniques, an intrastromal lenticule was cut by a femtosecond laser and manually extracted. In FLEX, a… CONTINUE READING