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Reversal of a presbyopic LASIK treatment

Authors Ang R, Mae Reyes R, Solis M

Received 14 August 2014

Accepted for publication 10 October 2014

Published 12 January 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 115—119

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S72676

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


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Robert Edward Ang, Rosalie Mae M Reyes, Maria Luisa P Solis

Asian Eye Institute, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Philippines


Abstract: We report on a 72 year-old pseudophakic patient who had been implanted with a monofocal intraocular lens, and who underwent a unilateral Supracor laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) procedure to correct presbyopia and hyperopia. Uncorrected near visual acuity was improved, but the patient complained of glare, halo, reduced distance vision, and poor night driving vision due to treatment decentration. One year following the surgery, a reversal procedure was conducted with a wavefront-guided aspheric treatment to reverse the presbyopic correction while still maintaining the hyperopic correction. This resulted in 20/25 uncorrected distance visual acuity, and it eliminated the dysphotopsia symptoms. We believe that this is the first reported case demonstrating the ability to reverse the Supracor LASIK presbyopic procedure using wavefront-guided treatment in a case of an unsatisfactory outcome.

Keywords:
presbyopic, Supracor, LASIK, reversal

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