Laser in situ keratomileusis monovision

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2001 Sep;27(9):1449-55. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(01)01001-x.


Purpose: To evaluate the outcome of monovision after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).

Setting: Private practice, Little Silver, New Jersey, USA.

Methods: In this retrospective study, 432 consecutive patients (864 eyes) who had LASIK between January 1998 and October 1999 with a follow-up of 6 to 28 months were examined. All patients older than 40 years were asked to complete a questionnaire, and study results were based on analysis of data from the patient charts correlated with the questionnaire responses.

Results: Women chose monovision over full distance correction more than twice as often as men (P =.00). Although the patients who had full distance correction reported somewhat higher levels of postoperative satisfaction than the monovision patients, the differences were not statistically significant (P =.41). Overall, 96% of patients were satisfied with monovision after LASIK, and 4% chose enhancement to full distance correction.

Conclusion: Monovision after LASIK was a valuable and viable option for the management of presbyopia.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Contact Lenses
  • Eyeglasses
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Keratomileusis, Laser In Situ*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Presbyopia / physiopathology
  • Presbyopia / surgery*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Vision, Monocular / physiology*
  • Visual Acuity