A Novel Laser Refractive Surgical Treatment for Presbyopia: Optics-Based Customization for Improved Clinical Outcome
AbstractLaser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a proven treatment method for corneal refractive surgery. Surgically induced higher order optical aberrations were a major reason why the method was only rarely used to treat presbyopia, an age-related near-vision loss. In this study, a novel customization algorithm for designing multifocal ablation patterns, thereby minimizing induced optical aberrations, was used to treat 36 presbyopic subjects. Results showed that most candidates went from poor visual acuity to uncorrected 20/20 vision or better for near (78%), intermediate (92%), and for distance (86%) vision, six months after surgery. All subjects were at 20/25 or better for distance and intermediate vision, and a majority (94%) were also better for near vision. Even though further studies are necessary, our results suggest that the employed methodology is a safe, reliable, and predictable refractive surgical treatment for presbyopia. View Full-Text
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Pajic, B.; Pajic-Eggspuehler, B.; Mueller, J.; Cvejic, Z.; Studer, H. A Novel Laser Refractive Surgical Treatment for Presbyopia: Optics-Based Customization for Improved Clinical Outcome. Sensors 2017, 17, 1367.
Pajic B, Pajic-Eggspuehler B, Mueller J, Cvejic Z, Studer H. A Novel Laser Refractive Surgical Treatment for Presbyopia: Optics-Based Customization for Improved Clinical Outcome. Sensors. 2017; 17(6):1367.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pajic, Bojan; Pajic-Eggspuehler, Brigitte; Mueller, Joerg; Cvejic, Zeljka; Studer, Harald. 2017. "A Novel Laser Refractive Surgical Treatment for Presbyopia: Optics-Based Customization for Improved Clinical Outcome." Sensors 17, no. 6: 1367.
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