Wavefront-guided PRK after previous laser surgery shows promise

Hasson, Matt
April 2009
Ocular Surgery News;4/25/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p7
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a study presented at Hawaiian Eye 2009 which examined the safety, efficacy and predictability of wavefront-guided photorefractive keratoplasty (PRK) after previous laser refractive surgery. According to surgeon Edward E. Manche, delayed visual recovery in some patients is the drawback of wavefront-guided PRK. An intraoperative dose of topical mitomycin was also given to all patients in this study. Results showed that over 30% of eyes obtained one or more lines of best corrected visual acuity.


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