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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898448/laser-vision-correction-in-treating-myopia
#1
Germano Leal Ehlke, Ronald R Krueger
Myopia is a generally benign refractive error with an increasing prevalence worldwide. It can be corrected temporarily with glasses and contact lenses and permanently with laser vision correction. The 2 main procedures currently being performed for myopia correction are photorefractive keratectomy and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. Each technique has its advantages, but they appear to yield similar visual outcomes 1 year after surgery. Laser vision correction for myopia was considered a paradigm shift because healthy eyes could now undergo a surgical procedure to permanently and safely correct the error by altering the center of the cornea, which was previously off limits because of the potential for loss of transparency...
November 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853010/femtosecond-laser-assisted-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-with-big-bubble-technique-for-keratoconus
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Yan Lu, Xiangfei Chen, Liping Yang, Chunyan Xue, Zhenping Huang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical results after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) assisted by the femtosecond laser with big-bubble technique for keratoconus. METHODS: A case series of 22 eyes in 19 patients with keratoconus was enrolled in the study. The 500-kHz VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena, Germany) was used to create a vertical side cut on donor and recipient corneas. Intraoperative and postoperative complications, uncorrected visual acuity, best-corrected visual acuity, corneal curvature, and central corneal thickness were evaluated in all patients...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824384/refractive-lenticule-transplantation-for-correction-of-iatrogenic-hyperopia-and-high-astigmatism-after-lasik
#3
Apostolos Lazaridis, Dan Z Reinstein, Timothy J Archer, Stephan Schulze, Walter Sekundo
PURPOSE: To design a technique for intrastromal transplantation of stromal lenticules with specific refractive power for correction of post-LASIK induced hyperopia and astigmatism. METHODS: A 28-year-old patient was referred for consultation after complicated LASIK for moderate myopia and astigmatism. The refractive error of the right eye was severely overcorrected due to data entry error. Post-LASIK refraction showed high astigmatism (right eye: +6.50 -9.00 @ 84°) and corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) of 20/32...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804048/clinical-evaluation-of-two-types-of-intracorneal-ring-segments-icrs-for-keratoconus
#4
Waleed S Al-Tuwairqi, Uchechukwu L Osuagwu, Haya Razzouk, Ahmed AlHarbi, Kelechi C Ogbuehi
PURPOSE: To compare the outcome measures following implantation of two types of ICRS. METHODS: Forty-four eyes of keratoconic patients (aged 18-50 years) were randomly assigned to femtosecond laser-assisted Keraring ICRS (Group A) or MyoRing (Group B) implantation. Uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) distance visual acuities, refraction, keratometry (K), and aberrations were compared preoperatively, at 3 and 6 months postoperatively. A survey was conducted to assess patient's satisfaction, 6 months postoperatively...
November 1, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803856/effect-of-femtosecond-and-microkeratome-flaps-creation-on-the-cornea-biomechanics-during-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-one-year-follow-up
#5
Qian Sun, Zheng-Zheng Deng, Yue-Hua Zhou, Jing Zhang, Xiao-Yan Peng
AIM: To compare the corneal biomechanical outcomes at one year after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) with the flaps created by Ziemer and Moria M2 microkeratome with 110 head and -20 blade. METHODS: Totally 100 eyes of 50 consecutive patients were enrolled in this prospective study and divided into two groups for corneal flaps created by ZiemerFemto LDV and Moria M2 microkeratome with 110 head and -20 blade. Corneal biomechanical properties including cornea resistance factor (CRF) and cornea hysteresis (CH) were measured before and 1, 3, 6, 12mo after surgery by ocular response analyzer...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722756/impact-of-suction-loss-during-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile
#6
Manli Liu, Jianchao Wang, Wen Zhong, Danyang Wang, Yugui Zhou, Quan Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical results of suction loss in eyes during small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: This prospective paired-eye case study enrolled 8,490 eyes of 4,296 patients, of which 35 eyes experienced suction loss during the SMILE procedure while being treated for myopia or myopic astigmatism. The eyes with suction loss were re-treated with SMILE, femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK (FS-LASIK), or pseudo SMILE, and the fellow eyes were treated with SMILE...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697473/changes-in-keratometric-values-and-corneal-high-order-aberrations-after-hydrogel-inlay-implantation
#7
Woong-Joo Whang, Young-Sik Yoo, Choun-Ki Joo, Geunyoung Yoon
PURPOSE: To analyze surgically induced refractive change (SIRC) and change in high-order aberration after Raindrop corneal inlay insertion, and assess the extent to which Raindrop corneal inlay insertion could correct presbyopia. DESIGN: Interventional case series. METHODS: 17 patients were included if they had a corneal thickness of 500 μm or greater and a stable manifest spherical equivalent refraction between -0.50 and +1.00 diopters.(D) The Raindrop corneal inlay (ReVision Optics, Lake Forest, CA) was implanted on the stromal bed of a femtosecond laser-assisted generated flap of non-dominant eyes...
September 30, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661066/femtosecond-assisted-big-bubble-a-feasibility-study
#8
Vasilios F Diakonis, Sonia H Yoo, Victor Hernandez, Vardhaman P Kankariya, Florence Cabot, Maria P Fernandez-Jimenez, Sander R Dubovy, Jean-Marie Parel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of femtosecond laser-assisted (FA) tunnel creation as a pretreatment for creating a big bubble (BB) to pneumo-dissect the corneal stroma from Descemet membrane. METHODS: Five human cadaver eyes received pretreatment using a femtosecond laser. An intrastromal tunnel, along with a side cut, was achieved using customized femtosecond corneal disruption (custom mask). Before treatment, optical coherence tomography was performed and the intrastromal tunnel was intended to achieve a parallel orientation with respect to the corneal endothelial cell layer (50 µm above the endothelium)...
September 21, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628587/corneal-thickening-and-central-flattening-induced-by-femtosecond-laser-hyperopic-shaped-intrastromal-lenticule-implantation
#9
Leonardo Mastropasqua, Mario Nubile
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of the procedure and the modifications of the corneal curvature and profile obtained with a novel technique of stromal-lentoid implantation in ex vivo human corneas. DESIGN: Experimental ex vivo study in human corneas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve stromal lentoids were produced by means of hyperopic femtosecond lenticule extraction (FLEx) with the VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany) with a refractive power of +8...
September 15, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541992/femtosecond-laser-cutting-of-human-corneas-for-the-subbasal-nerve-plexus-evaluation
#10
B S Kowtharapu, C Marfurt, M Hovakimyan, F Will, H Richter, A Wree, O Stachs, R F Guthoff
Assessment of various morphological parameters of the corneal subbasal nerve plexus is a valuable method of documenting the structural and presumably functional integrity of the corneal innervation in health and disease. The aim of this work is to establish a rapid, reliable and reproducible method for visualization of the human corneal SBP using femtosecond laser cut corneal tissue sections. Trephined healthy corneal buttons were fixed and processed using TissueSurgeon-a femtosecond laser based microtome, to obtain thick tissue sections of the corneal epithelium and anterior stroma cut parallel to the ocular surface within approximately 15 min...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538189/femtosecond-laser-assisted-descemetorhexis-a-novel-technique-in-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
#11
Daniel Pilger, Christoph von Sonnleithner, Eckart Bertelmann, Antonia M Joussen, Necip Torun
PURPOSE: To explore the feasibility of femtosecond laser-assisted descemetorhexis (DR) to facilitate Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) surgery. METHODS: Six pseudophakic patients suffering from Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy underwent femtosecond laser-assisted DMEK surgery. DR was performed using the LenSx femtosecond laser, followed by manual removal of the Descemet membrane. Optical coherence tomography images were used to measure DR parameters...
October 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531111/-the-histopathological-observation-of-rabbit-corneas-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
#12
Z X Dong, L He, Z Y Sun, Y Shen, R Y Chu, X T Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the morphological changes during corneal wound healing after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: Twenty-one New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into 2 groups (group A of 12 rabbits and group B of 9 rabbits) using the toss of a coin. All the right eyes were treated. Group A underwent SMILE, and group B underwent femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), with the same refractive corrections of-6...
July 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518898/opaque-bubble-layer-incidence-in-femtosecond-laser-assisted-lasik-comparison-among-different-flap-design-parameters
#13
Leonardo Mastropasqua, Roberta Calienno, Manuela Lanzini, Niccolò Salgari, Sergio De Vecchi, Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Mario Nubile
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of opaque bubble layer (OBL) in femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) flaps created with the support of Visumax Carl Zeiss femtosecond laser, planned with different flap diameters (7.90, 8.0, and 8.20 mm) and the same laser energy and power settings. Incidence of intraoperative OBL in flaps of consecutive 108 patients (216 eyes) subjected to bilateral femtosecond-assisted LASIK was considered. Flap creation was performed with the same laser design parameters (spot distance and energy offset) and different presetting diameters of 7...
August 12, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478858/standard-manual-capsulorhexis-ultrasound-phacoemulsification-compared-to-femtosecond-laser-assisted-capsulorhexis-and-lens-fragmentation-in-clear-cornea-small-incision-cataract-surgery
#14
Anastasios John Kanellopoulos, George Asimellis
BACKGROUND: Femtosecond-laser assisted clear cornea cataract surgery may hold promise in safer and more effective procedures. We decided to perform a comparative study to standard manual incision phacoemulsification surgery. METHODS: This is a single-center, single-intervention, and prospective comparative data evaluation of 133 consecutive cases subjected to cataract surgery. Group-A (Phaco), manual capsulorhexis & ultrasound phacoemulsification (n = 66); Group-B femtosecond-laser assisted capsulorhexis and lens fragmentation (n = 67), employing the LenSx laser (Alcon Surgical, Ft...
2016: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478365/femtosecond-laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis-multifocal-ablation-profile-using-a-mini-monovision-approach-for-presbyopic-patients-with-hyperopia
#15
Iraklis Vastardis, Brigitte Pajic-Eggspühler, Jörg Müller, Zeljka Cvejic, Bojan Pajic
PURPOSE: To report the visual outcomes of the femtosecond laser-assisted multifocal aspheric corneal ablation profile using a mini-monovision approach and to evaluate if corneal multifocality was effective, and to report the relative benefits of this approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Bilateral femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis using a multifocal aspheric corneal ablation profile was performed on 19 hyperopic patients (38 eyes). They were divided into two groups based on eye dominance: dominant eye (DE) group targeting emmetropia and the nondominant eye (NDE) group targeting -0...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27456563/-riboflavin-photoprotection-with-cross-linking-effect-in-photorefractive-ablation-of-the-cornea
#16
I M Kornilovsky, A I Sultanova, A A Burtsev
UNLABELLED: Photorefractive ablation is inevitably accompanied by oxidative stress of the cornea and weakening of its biomechanical and photoprotective properties. AIM: To validate the expediency of riboflavin use in photorefractive ablation for photoprotection of the cornea and cross-linking. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The effects of riboflavin use in photorefractive ablation was first studied in a series of in vitro and in vivo experiments performed on 56 eyes of 28 rabbits, and then on 232 eyes of 142 patients with different degrees of myopia...
May 2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27377068/all-laser-cataract-surgery-compared-to-femtosecond-laser-phacoemulsification-surgery-corneal-trauma
#17
Leonardo Mastropasqua, Peter A Mattei, Lisa Toto, Alessandra Mastropasqua, Luca Vecchiarino, Gennaro Falconio, Emanuele Doronzo
The aim of this study was to evaluate corneal tissue trauma after femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) and phacoemulsification (femtophaco surgery) compared to FLACS and nanolaser emulsification (all laser surgery). This is a prospective nonrandomized clinical study conducted at the Ophthalmology Clinic, University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, involving forty-two eyes of 42 patients candidates to cataract surgery. Patients were enrolled in two groups: femtophaco surgery (group 1 with 21 eyes) and all laser surgery (group 2 with 21 eyes)...
July 5, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27327584/measurement-of-an-elasticity-map-in-the-human-cornea
#18
Eric R Mikula, James V Jester, Tibor Juhasz
PURPOSE: The biomechanical properties of the cornea have an important role in determining the shape of the cornea and visual acuity. Since the cornea is a nonhomogeneous tissue, it is thought that the elastic properties vary throughout the cornea. We aim to measure a map of corneal elasticity across the cornea. METHODS: An acoustic radiation force elasticity microscope (ARFEM) was used to create a map of corneal elasticity in the human cornea. This ARFEM uses a low frequency, high intensity acoustic force to displace a femtosecond laser-generated microbubble, while using a high frequency, low intensity ultrasound to monitor the position of the microbubble within the cornea...
June 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27315294/-pkp-for-keratoconus-from-hand-motor-trephine-to-excimer-laser-and-back-to-femtosecond-laser
#19
B Seitz, N Szentmáry, A Langenbucher, T Hager, A Viestenz, E Janunts, M El-Husseiny
For patients with keratoconus, rigid gas-permeable contact lenses are the first line correction method and allow good visual acuity for quite some time. In severe stages of the disease with major cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea, even specially designed keratoconus contact lenses are no longer tolerated. If there are contraindications for intrastromal ring segments, corneal transplantation typically has a very good prognosis. In patients with advanced keratoconus - especially after corneal hydrops due to rupture of Descemet's membrane - penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) is still the first line surgical method...
June 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27315293/-intracorneal-ring-segments-to-treat-keratectasia-interim-results-and-potential-complications
#20
M El-Husseiny, L Daas, A Langenbucher, B Seitz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Implantation of intracorneal ring segments (ICRS) using a femtosecond laser is a minimally invasive procedure which represents a reliable option to widen the spectrum of the stage-related therapy of keratoconus in patients with contact lens intolerance, or with post-LASIK-keratectasia or pellucide marginale degeneration (PMD). METHODS: From August 2011 to September 2015, 84 eyes of 69 patients were implanted with ICRS. 74 eyes were implanted with INTACS-SK (Intacs, Addition Technology, Inc...
June 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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