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B. A. Nassaralla, J. J. Nassaralla, Jr.; Ten-Year Follow-Up of Laser in situ Keratomileusis in Patients 8 to 15 Years Old. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009;50(13):3978.
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To determine the safety, efficacy, predictability, and stability of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) to correct high anisometropia in patients 8 to 15 years old in whom conventional treatments have failed.
Nine eyes of nine patients (3 male and 6 female) with high anisometropia (>3.50 D), were included in this study. Minimum follow-up was 10 years. All patients were treated with the Chiron Technolas 217 excimer laser.
Ten years after LASIK, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) improved by at least one Snellen line in 5 eyes (55.5%). No eye lost any line of BCVA. Mean preoperative spherical equivalent refraction decreased from -7.66 to -2.33 D, mean astigmatism decreased from -3.11 to -0.75 D, and mean anisometropia decreased from 7.36 to 1.47 D. Four eyes (44.4%) were within +/-1.00 D of emmetropia. All patients were able to function binocularity.
In this study of selected patients 8 to 15 years old, LASIK was a safe and effective option for the correction of high anisometropia and for improve binocularity, when conventional therapies had failed.
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