Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wavefront LASIK Results Compared

LASIK Surgeons compared two different types of LASIK Surgery to see if there were any clinical advantages to either one. Researchers reporting in the April 2011 edition of the Journal of Refractive Surgery compared the visual results of a group of 41 patients who were treated with Wavefront Guided LASIK in one eye and Wavefront Optimized LASIK in the other eye. Their LASIK procedures were performed in a prospective, randomized clinical trial format. Patients were included if they had up to 7 D of nearsightedness and 3 D of astigmatism and their vision and aberrations were measured at 1 and 3 months after their LASIK surgery. Both types of LASIK treatment provided similar clinical results. There were no statistically significant differences between the treatment types in terms of overall visual acuity, increase or decrease in aberrations or contrast sensitivity.

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