The effect of hinge position and depth plate on the rate of recovery of corneal sensation following LASIK.

@article{Nassaralla2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of hinge position and depth plate on the rate of recovery of corneal sensation following LASIK.},
  author={Belquiz Rodrigues do Amaral Nassaralla and Stephen D. McLeod and Joel Edmur Boteon and Jo{\~a}o Jorge Nassaralla},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2005},
  volume={139 1},
  pages={118-24}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate and compare the effect of hinge position and flap thickness on recovery rate of corneal sensation after (LASIK). DESIGN Prospective, randomized clinical study. METHODS Forty eyes of 40 patients underwent LASIK to correct myopia ranging from -1.00 to -2.50 diopters. Corneal sensitivity was measured preoperatively and each month after surgery until recovery to preoperative level. The nasal-hinged ACS microkeratome (NH) with depth plates of 130 and 160 microm and the… CONTINUE READING