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Semin Ophthalmol. 2017;32(3):316-320. doi: 10.3109/08820538.2015.1088552. Epub 2016 Apr 6.

Risk Factors for Retreatment Following Myopic LASIK with Femtosecond Laser and Custom Ablation for the Treatment of Myopia.

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1
a Boston Eye Group , Boston , MA , USA.
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b Jamaica Hospital Medical Center , Jamaica , NY , USA.
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c School of Medicine, Boston University , Boston , MA , USA.
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d Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary , Boston , MA , USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To identify risks factors for retreatment post-laser in situ keratomeliusis (LASIK).

MATERIALS & METHODS:

A retrospective chart review from December 2008 to September 2012 identified 1,402 patients (2,581 eyes) that underwent LASIK treatment for myopia with the Intralase™ FS, STAR S4 IR™ Excimer Laser, and WaveScan WaveFront™ technology. In this group, 83 patients were retreated. All charts were reviewed for preoperative age, gender, initial manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE), total astigmatism, and iris registration.

RESULTS:

Increased incidence rates of retreatment post-LASIK were preoperative age >40 years (p < 0.001), initial MRSE > -3.0 D (p = 0.02), and astigmatism >1D (p = 0.001). Iris registration capture did not significantly reduce the retreatment rate (p = 0.12).

CONCLUSIONS:

Risk factors for retreatment included preoperative age >40 years, initial MRSE > -3.0 D, and astigmatism >1D. There was no difference in retreatment rate for patients based on gender or iris registration capture.

KEYWORDS:

Enhancement; laser in situ keratomeliusis; vision correction

PMID:
27049689
DOI:
10.3109/08820538.2015.1088552
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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