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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: https://doi.org/.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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