June 2017
Volume 58, Issue 8
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   June 2017
Effect of Intraocular Pressure Reduction on post-LASIK Myopia
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Maria Elena Mendoza Mendieta
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Marco Yu
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Vishal Jhanji
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   Maria Mendoza Mendieta, None; Marco Yu, None; Vishal Jhanji, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 2017, Vol.58, 5274. doi:
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      Maria Elena Mendoza Mendieta, Marco Yu, Vishal Jhanji; Effect of Intraocular Pressure Reduction on post-LASIK Myopia. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2017;58(8):5274.

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Abstract

Purpose : To evaluate the effect of reduction of postoperative intraocular pressure on refractive error after LASIK

Methods : Patients undergoing LASIK were randomly assigned to receive 0.5% timolol in one eye in addition to routine antibiotic-steroid regimen. Timolol was prescribed from week 1 to 3rd month postoperatively. We evaluated refraction at the end of 1 week, 1 month, 3rd month and 6 months postoperatively.

Results : Forty-three patients were included. There was no significant difference in the amount of myopia at baseline (5.51D vs 5.41D), 1 week (0.08 D vs 0.01D), 1 month (0.08 D vs 0.11D), 3 months (0.08 D vs 0.04D) and 6 months (0.03D vs 0.02D) with and without timolol respectively (p ≥0.141). The mean IOP was significantly lower at 1 and 3 months postoperatively in eyes receiving timolol (p<0.001).

Conclusions : The use of IOP-reducing drops did not have a significant effect on residual myopia after LASIK.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2017 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore, MD, May 7-11, 2017.

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