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San Seong, Se Kyung Kim, Tae Hoon Choi, Chul Myung Choe; Short-term results of presbyLASIK for presbyopia correction in hyperopic patients. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016;57(12):4858.
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To evaluate the efficacy of presbyLASIK and the satisfaction of hyperopic patients who underwent such procedure for presbyopia correction using the biaspheric micro-monovision protocol
presbyLASIK for presbyopia correction using the biaspheric micro-monovision protocol was performed on 44 eyes of 22 consecutive patients with hyperopia and presbyopia between August 2014 and July 2015. The distance, intermediate, and near visual acuity, and the patient’s satisfaction, were evaluated before the surgery and six months after the surgery.
The binocular uncorrected distance visual acuity was 0.7 (logMAR 0.15) or better in all the patients, and the binocular uncorrected near visual acuity was 0.6 (logMAR 0.22) or better in 87% of the patients. Six months after the surgery, the binocular uncorrected near visual acuity was degraded more significantly than the binocular corrected near visual acuity in 27% of the patients, as was the binocular distance visual acuity in 47.1% of the patients, without significant regression. After the surgery, the patients’ overall satisfaction scores were good (3.23 out of 5), and the scores for the distance, intermediate, and near visual acuity were 3.45, 3.36, and 3.17, respectively. The overall satisfaction of the group of patients without glasses was the highest (3.42 out of 5). The level of the patients’ dependence on post-operative glasses was 33%.
The presbyLASIK using the biaspheric micro-monovision protocol showed good all-distance visual outcomes, and was well-tolerated and effective for treating patients with hyperopic presbyopia.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.
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