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B.C. Whiteside, M. Clary, J. Tao, D. Whiteside; Incidence of Intraoperative Flap Complications Using the Hansatome Micro Suction Ring . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004;45(13):189.
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Purpose: To evaluate the complication rate associated with the Bausch and Lomb Hansatome Micro suction ring as a primary microkeratome Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the incidence of flap complications and visual outcomes of 1650 consecutive eyes that had LASIK using the Micro suction ring from January 2002 through December 2002. Patients had at least 6 months of follow–up. Results: A total of 6 flap complications were found (incidence 0.36%). Three eyes had buttonholes, while 2 eyes had an incomplete flap due to loss of suction. In one eye, the flap was too small to proceed with ablation. No corneal abrasions were noted. Final visual acuity was 20/40 or better in 98.1% of eyes, and 20/20 or better in 58.2%. Conclusions: Similar published studies had intraoperative flap complication rates from 0.3–20%. The outcomes of the Hansatome Micro suction ring appear comparable to or better than those reported for other microkeratomes.
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