Low energy can help create a femtosecond flap over previous RK

Peters, N. Timothy
January 2009
Ocular Surgery News;1/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
The article explains how radial keratotomy (RK) was performed on a previously myopic RK patient who now had compound hyperopic astigmatism. A new femtosecond laser called Femto-LDV by Ziemer was used in an RK case to create a LASIK flat without mechanical stresses and without the risks of tissue coagulation or vertical gas breakthrough. It is noted that femtosecond flap creation over RK can be safely performed with the right laser and technique.


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