[2 years experience with the Excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy in myopia]

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1994 May;204(5):413-5. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1035572.
[Article in German]


Patients and methods: Myopic PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) has been performed on 116 eyes (myopia of between -3.0 D and -25.5 D) in the eye clinic of Lucerne, since october 1990. 25 patients had both eyes treated, 7 eyes were retreated.

Results: Results are satisfactory for myopia of up to -10 D (-15 D); treatment of the higher myopia is problematic.

Conclusion: Regression was the biggest problem in all patients, being the more pronounced the higher the ablation. Based on this experience recommendations for treatment are given.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cornea / surgery*
  • Corneal Opacity / etiology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy / instrumentation*
  • Male
  • Myopia / diagnosis
  • Myopia / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Refraction, Ocular
  • Reoperation
  • Visual Acuity / physiology