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Results of excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy for the correction of myopia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: 1993
Author(s): Ezra I. Maguen; James J. Salz; Anthony B. Nesburn; Cathy Warren; Jonathan I. Macy; Thanassis Papaioannou; John Hofbauer; Michael S. Berlin
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Paper Abstract

This report summarizes the authors' 3-year experience with excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) on 240 eyes of 161 patients. With constant laser emission parameters, nitrogen (N2) flow across the cornea was used on 79 eyes while 161 eyes had no N2 flow. 74 eyes were operated on without fixation with a suction ring. Postoperative pain management included patching and oral analgesics in 77 eyes and the use of topical Diclofenac or Ketorolac, and a therapeutic soft contact lens in 163 eyes. Follow up ranged from 1 month (206 eyes) to 36 months (10 eyes).

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2126, Ophthalmic Technologies IV, (23 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178541
Show Author Affiliations
Ezra I. Maguen, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
James J. Salz, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Anthony B. Nesburn, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Cathy Warren, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jonathan I. Macy, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Thanassis Papaioannou, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
John Hofbauer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Michael S. Berlin, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2126:
Ophthalmic Technologies IV
Jean-Marie A. Parel; Qiushi Ren, Editor(s)

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