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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

Print version ISSN 0864-2176On-line version ISSN 1561-3070


DIAZ PARRA, Yamila et al. Topoaberrometric study in Lasik after radial keratotomy. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.2. ISSN 0864-2176.

Customized refractive surgery means adapting treatment to the patient according to the corneal characteristics and correcting defects that affect the quality of vision, for example, optical aberrations. Twenty one eyes from 13 patients with residual myopia after undergoing radial keratotomy were selected. Visual acuity without correction and also, keratometry, dynamic refraction, cycloplegic refraction, corneal topography, tachymetry, tonometry, biomicroscopy, study of the tear and funduscopy were performed. All the eyes were applied the sofware for analysis of corneal wavefront and Lasik (Queratomileusis in situ with laser) and optimized refractive keratectomy were performed. Visual acuity without correction changed from 0.17 to 0.75. Average sphere equivalent varied from -4.81 D to -0.67 D. Higher-order aberrations before and after surgery changed from 0,970 um to 1,130 um. Visual acuity without correction was over 0.8 in all the cases after Lasik surgery. Spheral equivalent and cylindrical component of the eyes were reduced. Total aberrations decreased in all the cases.

Keywords : Topography; aberrometry; myopia; radial keratotomy; Lasik.

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