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J Refract Surg. 2018 Dec 1;34(12):799-808. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20181019-01.

Outcomes for Hyperopic LASIK With the MEL 90® Excimer Laser.



To report the outcomes of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for hyperopia using the Triple-A ablation profile with the MEL 90 excimer laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany).


This retrospective analysis included 1,383 eyes treated by LASIK for hyperopia using the Triple-A ablation profile with the MEL 90 at London Vision Clinic, London, United Kingdom, between September 2013 and December 2016. Inclusion criteria were attempted hyperopic correction of +0.25 diopters (D) or higher and corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) of 20/40 or better. Patients were observed for 1 year after surgery. Standard outcomes analysis was performed.


One-year data were available for 1,350 (97%) eyes. Mean attempted spherical equivalent refraction (SEQ) was +2.77 ± 1.34 D (range: +0.13 to +6.50 D) and mean cylinder was -0.67 ± 0.66 D (range: 0.00 to -5.00 D). Mean age was 54 ± 11 years (range: 21 to 75 years), and 57% were female. Postoperative spherical equivalent was ±0.50 D in 73% and ±1.00 D in 93% of eyes. Uncorrected distance visual acuity was 20/20 or better in 75% of eyes, relative to 93% with preoperative CDVA of 20/20 or better. One line of CDVA was lost in 17% of eyes and two lines were lost in 0.6% of eyes. There was a clinically insignificant but statistically significant increase (P < .01) in contrast sensitivity at 3 and 6 cycles per degree (cpd) and no change for 12 and 18 cpd.


LASIK for hyperopia with the MEL 90 excimer laser was found to satisfy accepted criteria for safety, efficacy, and stability. [J Refract Surg. 2018;34(12):799-808.].

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