Study shows good results for LASIK retreatment in hyperopic eyes
The predictability of hyperopic LASIK and its retreatments has been a subject of controversy for a long time, and this study specifically addresses the outcomes of those cases in which the discrepancy between cycloplegic and manifest refraction is less than 1.0 D.
The authors confirm that refractive regression exists in these patients, which leads to a decrease in predictability. This increases along the magnitude spherical equivalent to treat. The authors identify that the patients with cycloplegic and manifest refraction up to 1.0 D are the best group for this type of LASIK surgery.
Within the limits of hyperopic correction defined in this paper, hyperopic LASIK is safe and predictable, and these outcomes improve with reoperation.
It may be important to note that hyperopic LASIK was performed in this study with the Allegretto Wavelight 250 Hz laser platform (Alcon) and mechanical flap separation with the SBK microkeratome with 90µ head (Moria).Original Source: https://www.healio.com/optometry/refractive-surgery/news/online/%7Ba421112b-593b-4ed5-b49b-0bbda5ca72cc%7D/study-shows-good-results-for-lasik-retreatment-in-hyperopic-eyesOriginal Date: Jan 2 2018