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Comparison of self-reported quality of vision outcomes after myopic LASIK with two femtosecond lasers: a prospective, eye-to-eye study

Authors Sales C, Manche E

Received 25 April 2016

Accepted for publication 25 May 2016

Published 1 September 2016 Volume 2016:10 Pages 1691—1699


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Christopher S Sáles,1 Edward E Manche2

1Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA; 2Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA

To compare self-reported quality of vision (QoV) outcomes after myopic LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) with two femtosecond lasers.
Design: Prospective, randomized, eye-to-eye study.
Methods: Consecutive myopic patients were treated with wavefront-guided LASIK bilaterally. Eyes were randomized according to ocular dominance. The flap of one eye was made with the IntraLase FS 60 kHz femtosecond laser with a conventional 70° side-cut, and the flap of the fellow eye was made with the IntraLase iFS 150 kHz femtosecond laser with an inverted 130° side-cut. Patients completed the validated, Rasch-tested, linear-scaled 30-item QoV questionnaire preoperatively and at Months 1, 3, 6, and 12.
Results: The study enrolled 120 fellow eyes in 60 patients. None of the measured QoV parameters exhibited statistically significant differences between the groups preoperatively or at any postoperative time point.
Conclusion: Creating LASIK flaps with an inverted side-cut using a 150 kHz femtosecond laser and with a conventional 70° side-cut using a 60 kHz femtosecond laser resulted in no significant differences in self-reported QoV assessed by the QoV questionnaire.

Keywords: quality of vision, femtosecond, LASIK, wavefront-guided, myopia

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