Femtosecond LASIK versus conductive keratoplasty to obtainmonovision in presbyopic emmetropes

MG Ayoubi, A Leccisotti, Victoria McGilligan, EA Goodall, Tara Moore

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PURPOSE: To compare visual outcome, complications and patient satisfaction of IntralaseLASIK (IL) treatment and conductive keratoplasty (CK) to obtain monovision by treating thenondominant eye in presbyopic emmetropes.SETTING: Reading and Southampton Optimax Laser Eye Clinics, UK.METHODS: Retrospective, consecutive, single-surgeon comparative study of presbyopicemmetropes treated with either IL or CK to achieve monovision by targeting -1.5 dioptre (D)myopia in the non-dominant eye after successful monovision contact lens trial. Thirty-twopatients were treated using CK and 32 patients were treated with IL. The CK treatments were performed with the View Point CK system using the light touch technique. The IL wasperformed using Intralase FS/FS30 and Nidek EC-5000 platform with OPDCAT wavefronttreatment.RESULTS: Spherical Equivalent (SE) at 12 months post procedure was -1.63±0.68 D in theIL group and -0.97±0.82 D in the CK group (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)997-1002
JournalJournal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Jun 2010


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