May 2008
Volume 49, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2008
Short Term Results With the WaveLight Allegretto Eye-Q 400 Hz Laser for Enhancement Procedure After Laser Vision Correction
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • T. Tanhehco
    Ophthalmology, MEEI, Boston, Massachusetts
  • P. Gupta
    Ophthalmology, MEEI, Boston, Massachusetts
  • A. E. Ahuero
    Ophthalmology, MEEI, Boston, Massachusetts
  • U. Jurkunas
    Ophthalmology, MEEI, Boston, Massachusetts
  • R. Pineda, II
    Ophthalmology, MEEI, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  T. Tanhehco, None; P. Gupta, None; A.E. Ahuero, None; U. Jurkunas, None; R. Pineda, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2008, Vol.49, 2933. doi:
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      T. Tanhehco, P. Gupta, A. E. Ahuero, U. Jurkunas, R. Pineda, II; Short Term Results With the WaveLight Allegretto Eye-Q 400 Hz Laser for Enhancement Procedure After Laser Vision Correction. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):2933. doi:

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Purpose: : To describe the short term results of the WaveLight Allegretto Eye-Q 400 Hz Laser used for enhancement of prior laser vision corrective surgery from multiple laser platforms.

Methods: : Retrospective chart review of all patients who underwent laser enhancement from September 2006 to present at a single-site academic center performed by one surgeon. We compared the spherical equivalent and uncorrected visual acuities at the pre-operative visit, post-operative month 3 and post-operative month 6. Exclusion criteria included follow-up data less than 3 months.

Results: : A total of 46 eyes underwent laser correction enhancement using the Allegretto laser. Data for 36 eyes were available for review. Twenty-three eyes had follow-up data of at least 6 months duration. For eyes with at least 3 month follow-up data, 12 of 18 eyes (67%) achieved spherical equivalent within + 0.50 of the goal correction. At 6 months, 10 of 10 eyes with target plano refraction had an uncorrected visual acuity of 20/40 or better.

Conclusions: : The short term results for laser enhancement of prior laser vision correction using the Allegretto Eye-Q 400 Hz laser are promising with excellent uncorrected visual acuity. Further studies with long-term follow up are needed.

Keywords: refractive surgery: other technologies • cornea: clinical science • refractive surgery 

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