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Preliminary results of hyperopic photorefractive keratectomy (HPRK) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Author(s): Ezra I. Maguen; Anthony B. Nesburn; James J. Salz
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Paper Abstract

The preliminary results of hyperopic photorefractive keratectomy (HPRK) performed with the VISX-Star excimer laser on 25 eyes of 25 patients are presented. Thirteen of twenty five eyes had vision of greater than or equal to 20/40 at 1 month and 17 of 19 eyes saw greater than or equal to 20/40 3 months postoperatively. Fifteen of twenty five patients were over corrected greater than or equal to 1.00D at one month and 2 patients were overcorrected with the same amount at three months post-op. At three months, no undercorrections of greater than or equal to 1.00D were observed. At three months post-op, all eyes saw for near J5 or better. Complications included one case of induced astigmatism and one case of a loss of two lines of best corrected vision -- from 20/16 to 20/25. HPRK appears to be safe and effective in correcting hyperopia of up to 4.00D in the short term.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3246, Ophthalmic Technologies VIII, (1 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309453
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Ezra I. Maguen, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. and Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Anthony B. Nesburn, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. and Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
James J. Salz, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. and Doheny Eye Institute/Univ. of Southern California School of (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3246:
Ophthalmic Technologies VIII
Pascal O. Rol; Karen Margaret Joos; Fabrice Manns, Editor(s)

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