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A new Surgical Technique in Treating Presbyopia Associated with Refractive Errors with Simultaneous LASIK and Corneal Inlay Implantation: Three-month results

Waleed Al-Tuwairqi, Mazen M. Sinjab

Citation Information : Al-Tuwairqi W, Sinjab MM. A new Surgical Technique in Treating Presbyopia Associated with Refractive Errors with Simultaneous LASIK and Corneal Inlay Implantation: Three-month results. 2013; 41 (2ENG):11-15.

DOI: 10.5005/hoo-10101-41204

Published Online: 01-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Purpose: To introduce a new surgical technique in treating presbyopia associated with refractive errors with simultaneous LASIK and corneal inlay. Methods:The non-dominant eyes of five patients with hyperopia or myopia associated with presbyopia were included in the study. The new surgical technique was performed in a nine-step two-level procedure. Low energy of femtosecond was used in flap and pocket creation. Results:Based on pre-operative and one month post-operative data, significant improvements were noted in uncorrected intermediate visual acuity (UIVA) (0.16 ± 0.09 vs. 0.04 ± 0.05) and uncorrected near visual acuity (NDVA) (0.22 ± 0.11 vs. 0.06 ± 0.05). Pre-operatively, UNVA was J2 in one patient (20%), J4 in three patients (60%) and J6 in one patient (20%). Post-operatively, UNVA was J2 in three patients (60%) and J1 in two patients (40%). All results were similar at 1 month and three months post-operatively. No complications were recorded, none of the inlays were explanted, none of them were necessary to be re-centered intra- or post-operatively

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