ABSTRACT NUMBER - 109

MEASURED VISUAL OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING LASIK TREATMENT FOR LOW TO MODERATE-GRADE HYPERMETROPIA VERSUS LOW TO HIGH-GRADE MYOPIA


Braden Young, Paul McCartney

Meeting:  2012 RANZCO


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Purpose:
The effectiveness of myopic LASIK (M-LASIK) is well established, however hypermetropic LASIK (H-LASIK) is less so. H-LASIK presents chal-lenges; pre-operative measurement is complicated by the accommodative reflex, patient presentation is often linked to the onset of presbyopia and it is more difficult to steepen a cornea than to flatten it with ablation. This has led to the sentiment that H-LASIK is less rewarding. The purpose of this retrospective analysis is to evaluate the differences in outcomes.

Method:
Data was collected from a retrospective review of patients with low (0 to +2.75) or moderate (>+2.75 to +5.75) grade hypermetropia, or low (0 to ?2.75), moderate ( +2.75 to +5.75 refractions.

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