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Long-term bladeless LASIK outcomes with the FS200 Femtosecond and EX500 Excimer Laser workstation: the Refractive Suite

Authors Kanellopoulos AJ , Asimellis G

Received 18 November 2012

Accepted for publication 6 December 2012

Published 21 February 2013 Volume 2013:7 Pages 261—269


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A John Kanellopoulos,1,2 George Asimellis1 Institute, Athens, Greece; 2NYU Medical School, NY, USA

Purpose: The evaluation of the safety, efficacy, and long-term stability of LASIK procedures utilizing novel platform comprising a femtosecond and excimer laser and multiple networked diagnostics.
Setting: Private clinical ophthalmology practice.
Patients and methods: In consecutive cases of myopic LASIK procedure with a novel refractive platform (FS200 Femtosecond and EX500 Excimer Laser), 190 eyes (from 109 different patients) were evaluated pre- and postoperatively for the following parameters: refractive error, best corrected distance visual acuity, uncorrected distance visual acuity, topography (Placido-disc based) and tomography (Scheimpflug-image based), wavefront analysis, pupillometry, and contrast sensitivity. Follow-up visits were conducted for at least 12-months.
Results: The change from pre- to postoperative mean refractive error was from −5.29 ± 2.39 diopters (D) (range −8.0 to −0.50 D) to −0.27 ± 0.09 D at the 3 month visit, −0.27 ± 0.10 D at the 6 month visit, and −0.39 ± 0.08 D at the 1-year visit. The change from pre- to postoperative refractive astigmatism was −1.07 ± 0.91 D (range −4.25 to 0 D) to −0.14 ± 0.04 D at 3 months, −0.15 ± 0.04 at 6 months, and −0.16 ± 0.04 at the one-year visit. The proportion of the eyes with postoperative astigmatism within 0.5 D ranged between 95.6% and 99%. The proportion of eyes achieving uncorrected distance visual acuity of 1.0 (decimal) was 93.0%.
Conclusion: The myopic LASIK clinical results with the FS200 Femtosecond Laser and EX500 Excimer Laser showed outstanding efficacy, great safety, and long-term stability.

Keywords: bladeless LASIK flap, femtosecond laser, myopic correction, long-term stability, regression, astigmatism correction, post-LASIK refraction

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