April 2009
Volume 50, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2009
Presbyopia Treatment in Lasik
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • E. Cantera
    Ophthalmology, Israelitic Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ophthalmology, Campus Biomedico University;, Rome, Italy
  • M. Cortes
    Ophthalmology, Campus Biomedico University;, Rome, Italy
  • S. Mitrugno
    Ophthalmology, Israelitic Hospital, Rome, Italy
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  E. Cantera, None; M. Cortes, None; S. Mitrugno, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2009, Vol.50, 584. doi:
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      E. Cantera, M. Cortes, S. Mitrugno; Presbyopia Treatment in Lasik. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009;50(13):584.

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Purpose: : To report the safety, efficacy and predictability of presbyopic LASIK treatments in myopic and hyperopic eyes. Excimer laser correction can represents an attractive option creating a multifocal cornea.

Methods: : 46 eyes of 10 hyperopic patients ( SE + 1,85 ± 1,3 D) and 13 myopic patients (SE - 4,95± 1,86 D) treated with LASIK using Bausch&LombXP microkeratome and Mel 80 Zeiss excimer laser for the correction of presbyopia. Mean patient age was 54 years (range 47- 68). Mean spectacle near addition was 1,89±0,48 D). Main outcome measures were: UCVA and BCVA for near and distance; spherical equivalent refraction; corneal aberrations focusing on spherical aberration.

Results: : Six months results will be presented. Mean postoperative myopic spherical equivalent refraction was -0.40 ± 0.43 D; mean postoperative hyperopic spherical equivalent refraction was 0.35 ± 0.39. Binocular UCVA was 20/30 or better for all the patients, no patients reported using spectacles full time for near or distance. Aberrations analysis showed a decrease in total abberrations RMS and a slight increase of coma and high order aberrations RMS. We got a significant change of spherical aberration.

Keywords: presbyopia • aberrations • refractive surgery: LASIK 

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