LASIK corrects high hyperopia out to 2 years

  • May 10, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Results from a study involving 798 eyes of 651 patients indicate that the Mel 80 excimer laser can safely apply large zone hyperopic ablation totaling up to +9.50 D, with stable results out to 2 years.

Timothy J. Archer, MA, DipCompSci, and colleagues reported in a poster here at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting results of their retrospective analysis of patients with target maximum hyperopic meridian of at least +4.00 D, preoperative corrected distance visual acuity of 20/20 or better and a minimum follow-up of 1 year. Patients were a mean of 51 years (range: 18 to 70 years).

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