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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120715/new-pinhole-sulcus-implant-for-the-correction-of-irregular-corneal-astigmatism
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Claudio C Trindade, Bruno C Trindade, Fernando C Trindade, Liliana Werner, Robert Osher, Marcony R Santhiago
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect on visual acuity of the implantation of a new intraocular pinhole device (Xtrafocus) in cases of irregular corneal astigmatism with significant visual impairment. SETTING: University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Pseudophakic eyes of patients with irregular corneal astigmatism were treated with the pinhole device. The causes of irregular corneal astigmatism were keratoconus, post radial keratotomy (RK), post-penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), and traumatic corneal laceration...
October 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066773/biomechanical-simulation-of-stress-concentration-and-intraocular-pressure-in-corneas-subjected-to-myopic-refractive-surgical-procedures
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Po-Jen Shih, I-Jong Wang, Wen-Feng Cai, Jia-Yush Yen
Recent advances in the analysis of corneal biomechanical properties remain difficult to predict the structural stability before and after refractive surgery. In this regard, we applied the finite element method (FEM) to determine the roles of the Bowman's membrane, stroma, and Descemet's membrane in the hoop stresses of cornea, under tension (physiological) and bending (nonphysiological), for patients who undergo radial keratotomy (RK), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), or small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE)...
October 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023313/mini-scleral-lenses-for-correction-of-refractive-errors-after-radial-keratotomy
#3
Hsiao-Sang Chu, I-Jong Wang, Grace A Tseng, Wei-Li Chen, Yu-Chih Hou, Fung-Rong Hu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the factors affecting clinical outcomes of correcting cumulative refractive errors or irregular astigmatism after radial keratotomy (RK) using mini-scleral lenses. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 36 eyes receiving mini-scleral lenses after RK from July 2011 to June 2016. Analyses included age, refractive errors, best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), best contact lens-corrected visual acuity (BCLCVA), topographic indices, RK treatment zone diameter (TZD), power difference (PrD) within the RK treatment zone, and decentration distance (DD) of the RK treatment zone center...
October 11, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924444/implantation-of-a-multifocal-toric-intraocular-lens-after-radial-keratotomy-and-cross-linking-with-hyperopia-and-astigmatism-residues-a-case-report
#4
Raffaele Nuzzi, Francesca Monteu, Federico Tridico
Radial keratotomy is a refractive surgical technique, widely used in the 80s and early 90s to correct myopia and astigmatism, but now overcome by more recent laser techniques. Important consequences, often in patients with more than 45 years of age, are progressive hyperopic shift and/or an increase in corneal astigmatism, whose main cause seems to be an increase in the curvature radius of the central portion of the cornea. This seems to be due to radial keratotomy incisions - with the consequent need for cross-linking - intraocular pressure, and corneal biomechanical parameters...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919909/photorefractive-keratectomy-in-the-management-of-postradial-keratotomy-hyperopia-and-astigmatism
#5
Mohammad Ghoreishi, Mohammad-Ali Abtahi, Iman Seyedzadeh, Hamid Fesharaki, Mohadeseh Mohammadnia, Hamidreza Jahanbani-Ardakani, Seyed-Hossein Abtahi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in the management of postoperative hyperopia and astigmatism in patients with history of radial keratotomy (RK). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective nonrandomized noncomparative interventional case series enrolled consecutive eyes treated with PRK after RK. In cases, in which (1) wavefront (WF) scan was undetectable during primary examinations; and/or, (2) WF data were not transferable to the excimer laser device, patients were treated with the tissue-saving (TS) mode...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891697/management-of-a-nonhealing-superficial-corneal-ulcer-in-a-hyacinth-macaw-anodorhynchus-hyacinthinus
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Lynnette Waugh, Jonathan Pucket, Gretchen A Cole, Jennifer D'Agostino
A 26-year-old, female hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) was presented for ophthalmology consultation for a history of a chronic, nonhealing corneal ulcer of the right eye. On examination, a 5 × 4-mm axial, superficial corneal ulcer with loose epithelial edges was found. During multiple recheck examinations over 4 months, the ulcer was treated by debridement with a sterile cotton-tipped applicator, diamond burr debridement, diamond burr debridement with cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive, and grid keratotomy with cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive, all performed under anesthesia with eventual resolution of the corneal ulcer...
September 2017: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856508/correction-of-hyperopia-with-astigmatism-following-radial-keratotomy-with-daily-disposable-plus-spherical-contact-lens-a-case-report
#7
Yun-Wen Chen, Jiahn-Shing Lee, Chiun-Ho Hou, Ken-Kuo Lin
PURPOSE: To report the refractive correction in a case of hyperopia and astigmatism following radial keratotomy. METHODS: A case report. RESULTS: A 47-year-old woman, who had undergone refractive surgery for radial keratotomy in both eyes 22 years before the present study, presented to our clinic with blurred vision. Her best corrected visual acuity, with spectacle correction of +3.50 DS/-1.50 DCX130° in the right eye and +3.75 DS/-1.50 DCX80° in the left eye, was 0...
August 30, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828390/comparison-between-toric-and-spherical-phakic-intraocular-lenses-combined-with-astigmatic-keratotomy-for-high-myopic-astigmatism
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Lin-Yan Zheng, Shuang-Qian Zhu, Yan-Feng Su, Hu-Yong Zou, Qin-Mei Wang, A-Yong Yu
BACKGROUND: To compare the outcomes of a toric phakic intraocular lens (PIOL) and a spherical PIOL combined with astigmatic keratotomy (AK) for the correction of high myopic astigmatism. METHODS: This study enrolled patients with high myopic astigmatism, including 30 eyes (22 patients) that received a toric PIOL implantation (TICL group), and 32 eyes (24 patients) that received combined AK and a spherical PIOL implantation (AK+ ICL group). The outcomes were compared between the two groups before surgery, and at the following time points after surgery: 1 week, 1, 3, 6 months, and 1, 2 years...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780779/femtosecond-lasers-and-corneal-surgical-procedures
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Gustavo K Marino, Marcony R Santhiago, Steven E Wilson
Our purpose is to present a broad review about the principles, early history, evolution, applications, and complications of femtosecond lasers used in refractive and nonrefractive corneal surgical procedures. Femtosecond laser technology added not only safety, precision, and reproducibility to established corneal surgical procedures such as laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and astigmatic keratotomy, but it also introduced new promising concepts such as the intrastromal lenticule procedures with refractive lenticule extraction (ReLEx)...
September 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775086/tailored-lamellar-keratoplasty-a-new-technique
#10
Mohammad Solaimani, Seyed Ali Tabatabaei, Zahra Fallah Tafti
We present a new method for treating complicated corneal gaps among patients who have previously undergone radial keratotomy (RK).After complete healing of a fungal keratitis in a patient who has undergone RK, we removed the oedematous corneal sector and put anterior tailored segment of a corneal button previously used for Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty. The patient's best-corrected visual acuity reached to 20/20 6 months later. This technique will compensate for oedematous parts without putting a significant effect on other parts such as purse string sutures...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741162/-scanning-electron-microscopic-investigations-of-cutting-edge-quality-in-lamellar-keratotomy-using-the-wavelight-femtosecond-laser-fs-200-what-influence-do-spot-distance-and-an-additional-tunnel-have
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T Hammer, T Höche, J Heichel
BACKGROUND: Femtosecond lasers (fs-lasers) are established cutting instruments for the creation of LASIK flaps. Previous studies often showed even rougher surfaces after application of fs-laser systems compared to lamellar keratotomy with mechanical microkeratomes. When cutting the cornea with fs-lasers, an intrastromal gas development occurs, which has a potentially negative influence on the cutting quality if the gas cannot be dissipated; therefore, manufacturers have chosen the way of gas assimilation in so-called pockets...
July 24, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730124/cataract-surgery-on-post-radial-keratotomy-patients
#12
Alessandro Meduri, Mario Urso, Giuseppe A Signorino, Miguel Rechichi, Cosimo Mazzotta, Stephen Kaufman
This study aims to evaluate and to compare three different approaches of cataract surgery to patients with previous radial keratotomy (RK), and to analyze the mechanical properties of the cornea after cataract surgery. Three groups of patients, each one including 8 eyes of patients with 16 RK incisions. The first group includes eyes with the first cataract incision superiorly, the second group in the temporal area, the third group in temporal area and a precautionary stabilizing suture across the RK incision adjacent to the main tunnel...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648990/a-numerical-experimental-protocol-to-characterize-corneal-tissue-with-an-application-to-predict-astigmatic-keratotomy-surgery
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M Á Ariza-Gracia, Á Ortillés, J Á Cristóbal, J F Rodríguez Matas, B Calvo
Tonometers are intended to determine the intraocular pressure (IOP) and the quality of corneal tissue. In contrast to the physiological state of stress of the cornea, tonometers induce non-physiological bending stress. Recently, the use of a single experiment to calibrate a set of corneal mechanical properties was suggested to be an ill-posed problem. Thus, we propose a numerical-experimental protocol that uses inflation and indentation experiments simultaneously, restricting the optimization space to circumvent the ambiguity of the fitting...
October 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586500/implantation-of-implantable-collamer-lenses-after-radial-keratotomy
#14
Bárbara Martín-Escuer, José F Alfonso, José J Esteve-Taboada, Luis Fernández-Vega Cueto, Robert Montés-Micó
PURPOSE: To assess the predictability, efficacy, and safety of posterior chamber phakic implantable collamer lens (ICL) implantation after radial keratotomy. METHODS: In a retrospective non-comparative interventional case series, outcomes in 6 consecutive eyes of 4 patients with residual refraction after radial keratotomy were analyzed after the implantation of ICLs. All of the lenses were implanted to correct the residual refractive error, ranging from -12.00 to +3...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581285/long-term-stability-of-minimally-invasive-radial-keratotomy-for-mild-to-moderate-keratoconus
#15
Kahoko Fujimoto, Hideya Osawa, Takashi Moriyama, T Miyamoto, Tomomi Irie, Tetsuya Nishimura, Tomoyuki Inoue
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the long-term stability of minimally invasive radial keratotomy (mini-RK) for eyes with mild to moderate keratoconus. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series. METHODS: Eleven eyes from 6 patients with hard contact lens (HCL)-intolerant keratoconus underwent mini-RK and were followed up for more than 5 years. The mini-RK consisted of 8 radial incisions with depths of 90% of the thinnest corneal thickness, based on the Lindstrom nomogram...
September 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549845/tomographic-analysis-of-anterior-and-posterior-and-total-corneal-refractive-power-changes-after-femtosecond-laser-assisted-keratotomy
#16
Franziska Löffler, Myriam Böhm, Michael Herzog, Kerstin Petermann, Thomas Kohnen
PURPOSE: To analyze the effect of penetrating femtosecond laser-assisted keratotomy (pFLAK) during laser lens surgery on anterior and posterior corneal astigmatism and total corneal refractive power (TCRP) astigmatism (CAant, CApost, CATCRP) measured with Scheimpflug tomography. DESIGN: Prospective, interventional case series. METHODS: This institutional study included 27 eyes of 23 patients (aged 65 ± 8 years) with low-to-moderate CATCRP determined with Scheimpflug tomography (Pentacam HR; Oculus, Wetzlar, Germany) after penetrating femtosecond laser-assisted keratotomy (pFLAK) and laser lens surgery...
August 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532939/guiding-flying-spot-laser-transepithelial-phototherapeutic-keratectomy-with-optical-coherence-tomography
#17
REVIEW
Yan Li, Hideaki Yokogawa, Maolong Tang, Winston Chamberlain, Xinbo Zhang, David Huang
PURPOSE: To analyze transepithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) results using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and develop a model to guide the laser dioptric and depth settings. SETTING: Casey Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA. DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized case series. METHODS: Patients with superficial corneal opacities and irregularities had transepithelial PTK with a flying-spot excimer laser by combining wide-zone myopic and hyperopic astigmatic ablations...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532927/modification-of-the-wound-construction-to-prevent-dehiscence-of-radial-keratotomy-incision-in-cataract-surgery-wave-shaped-scleral-incision
#18
Haiying Jin, Qi Zhang, Peiquan Zhao
We describe a modified scleral tunnel incision to provide adequate fracture resistance and maneuverability during manipulations in cataract surgery after radial keratotomy (RK) surgery. In cases without sufficient space between the RK incisions to create a corneal incision, the modified incision can be performed. A scleral groove of one-half scleral thickness is made 3.0 mm posterior to the limbus. The groove circumvents the end of the preexisting RK incision at the limbus. To prevent the incisional edge from sagging, the ends of the external incision are swept up slightly, forming a wave-shaped edge...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458708/femtosecond-laser-arcuate-keratotomy-for-the-correction-of-postkeratoplasty-high-astigmatism-in-keratoconus
#19
Mohammad Naser Hashemian, Habib Ojaghi, Mehrdad Mohammadpour, Mahmoud Jabbarvand, Firouzeh Rahimi, Mohammad-Ali Abtahi, Mehdi Mazloumi, Seyed-Hossein Abtahi
BACKGROUND: Astigmatism is the leading complication in visual recovery after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK); in this study, we evaluated the outcome of femtosecond laser arcuate keratotomy (FLAK) after DALK and PKP in Iranian keratoconic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective interventional case series, refractive and keratometric predictability, efficacy, and complications of FLAK for postkeratoplasty astigmatism in keratoconus were evaluated; 23 eyes of 23 consecutive patients (mean age of 32...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428679/mini-asymmetric-radial-keratotomy-and-corneal-cross-linking-for-the-treatment-of-a-bilateral-stage-iv-keratoconus-in-a-14-year-old-child
#20
Marco Abbondanza, Gabriele Abbondanza, Valentina De Felice
AIM: To present the case of a 14-year-old boy with bilateral stage IV keratoconus, treated with a combined MARK + CXL intervention, without the need for a corneal transplantation. RESULTS: The left eye displays considerable improvements, with a follow-up of 13.5 years: Kmax is decreased by 5.53 D, Kmed is decreased by 1.95 D and thinnest pachymetry is increased by 106 µm. The right eye shows equally remarkable parameters, with a follow-up of 9.5 years: Kmax is decreased by 8...
February 2017: Medical Archives
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