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One-year 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 40 eyes of 25 patients are presented. 28 of 40 eyes had vision of 20/40 at 6 months and 22 of 25 eyes saw 20/40 12 months postoperatively. Eleven of 40 patients were over corrected 1.00 D at 6 months and no patients were overcorrected with the same amount at 12 months postop. At six months, no undercorrections of 1.00 D were observed and 3 of 25 eyes were undercorrected by 1.00 D at 12 months postop. At 6 months postop, 35 of 40 eyes saw for near J5 or better, and 20 of 25 saw J5 at 12 months postop. Complications included: induced astigmatism of 1.00 D (6 of 40 eyes at 6 months and 3 of 25 eyes at 12 months), and loss of two lines of best corrected vision (4 of 40 at 6 month,s and 2 of 25 at 12 months). HPRK appears to be safe and effective in correcting hyperopia of up to 4.00 D in the short to medium term.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3591, Ophthalmic Technologies IX, (18 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350563
Show Author Affiliations
Ezra I. Maguen, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. and Univ. of California/Los Angeles School of Medicine (United States)
Anthony B. Nesburn, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. and Doheny Eye Institute Univ. of California/Los Angeles School (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. 3591:
Ophthalmic Technologies IX
Bruce E. Stuck; Pascal O. Rol; Michael Belkin; Karen Margaret Joos; Fabrice Manns; Bruce E. Stuck; Michael Belkin, Editor(s)

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