Original Article

Effectivity of Laser in situ keratomileusis For Treatment of Residual Myopia After Myopic Laser in situ keratomileusis - Original Article

  • Çiğdem Ülkü Can
  • Sibel Polat
  • Bayazıt İlhan
  • Dilek İleri
  • Orhan Zilelioğlu

Received Date: 12.04.2007 Accepted Date: 23.04.2008 Turk J Ophthalmol 2008;38(3):220-223


To evaluate efficacy and safety of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for cor-rection of residual myopia after primary myopic LASIK.


Twenty eyes of 12 patients with residual myopia after LASIK were operated in this study. Mean spherical equivalent before treatment was -2.92±1.59 dioptry (D). Original flaps were lifted for reablation after a mean period of 10.75±11.96 months.


Mean follow up time was 20.05±23.74 months. With LASIK surgery mean sphe-ric equivalent decreased from -2.92±1.59 D to -0.59±0.72 D. At the last visit 65% of eyes were within ± 0.5 D, 80% were within ±1.0 D and all eyes were within ±2.0 D. Postoperatively mean uncorrected visual acuity was statistically significantly higher than preoperative value (p= 0.000). No intraoperative serious complication occured.


LASIK for treatment of residual myopia after myopic LASIK surgery is an effective and safe method. Postoperatively complications like DLK and epithelial ingrowth can be seen.

Keywords: Myopia, LASIK

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