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J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Jan;42(1):11-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2015.08.016.

Results of topography-guided laser in situ keratomileusis custom ablation treatment with a refractive excimer laser.

Author information

1
From the Stulting Research Center at Woolfson Eye Institute (Stulting), Atlanta, Georgia, and Clinical Research Consultants, Inc. (Fant), Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Electronic address: dstulting@woolfsoneye.com.
2
From the Stulting Research Center at Woolfson Eye Institute (Stulting), Atlanta, Georgia, and Clinical Research Consultants, Inc. (Fant), Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of topography-guided custom ablation treatment (T-CAT) to correct myopia and myopic astigmatism with laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).

SETTING:

Nine clinical sites in the USA.

DESIGN:

Prospective observational nonrandomized unmasked study.

METHODS:

The study comprised patients aged 18 to 65 years old with myopia or myopic astigmatism with a manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) up to -9.0 diopters (D) and astigmatism of 6.0 D or less. Patients with previous refractive surgery or abnormal topography were excluded. Corneal topographies were obtained using the Allegro Topolyzer, and laser treatment was delivered with the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q excimer laser system. Visual outcomes were evaluated postoperatively at 1 day, 1 week, and 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months.

RESULTS:

The clinical trial enrolled 212 patients (249 eyes). The T-CAT procedure significantly reduced the MRSE and cylinder, with stability of outcomes evident from 3 to 12 months after surgery. Compared with the preoperative corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), the postoperative uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA) improved by 1 line or more in 30% of eyes and the postoperative UDVA was at least as good as the preoperative CDVA in 90% of eyes. Most visual symptoms improved after T-CAT. There were no significant treatment-related adverse events or loss of vision.

CONCLUSION:

The T-CAT procedure performed with the diagnostic device and the refractive excimer laser system safely and effectively achieved predictable refractive outcomes and reduced visual symptoms with stable results through 12 months.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

Dr. Stulting is a paid consultant to Alcon Laboratories, Inc., and was a medical monitor for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trial. Dr. Fant is president of Clinical Research Consultants, Inc. (CRC), the clinical and regulatory consulting group that sponsored the FDA clinical trial. Dr. Fant and CRC were supported by Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

PMID:
26948773
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcrs.2015.08.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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