May 2005
Volume 46, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2005
Binocular Visual Performance After LASIK
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • J.R. Jimenez
    Optics, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
  • R.G. Anera
    Optics, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
  • L. Jimenez del Barco
    Optics, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
  • C. Villa
    Optics, Clinica Novovision, Madrid, Spain
  • R. Gutierrez
    Ophthalmology, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  J.R. Jimenez, None; R.G. Anera, None; L. Jimenez del Barco, None; C. Villa, None; R. Gutierrez, None.
  • Footnotes
    Support  Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología BFM2003–1492 Spain
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2005, Vol.46, 4356. doi:
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      J.R. Jimenez, R.G. Anera, L. Jimenez del Barco, C. Villa, R. Gutierrez; Binocular Visual Performance After LASIK . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005;46(13):4356.

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Abstract: : Purpose: To evaluate binocular visual performance after LASIK. Methods: We measured contrast–sensivity function (CSF, photopic and mesopic conditions) and disturbance index (for quantifying halos) under binocular and monocular conditions before and after surgery. Total aberrations were also measured. Data for 25 observers were analyzed. Results: Under mesopic conditions monocular and binocular CSF deteriorate significantly (p<0.01) after LASIK, this deterioration being higher for the binocular case. Disturbance index is also higher under binocular conditions. The deterioration increases significantly (r=0.92) with interocular–differences in eye aberrations. Conclusions: Post–surgical deterioration of contrast sensitivity and the increasing of night–vision disturbances is more accentuated under binocular conditions. New approaches in refractive surgery should include binocular analysis for optimizing visual function after sugery.

Keywords: cornea: clinical science • optical properties • binocular vision/stereopsis 

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