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Latest LASIK platforms boost patient-reported outcomes

14:00 EDT 3 Jul 2017 | Healio

A meta-analysis of FDA patient-reported outcomes showed significant improvement in night vision and driving after LASIK with three of the latest FDA-approved laser platforms. Patient satisfaction was high, and dry eye was mild and transient. The three platforms were the Star S4 IR excimer laser with iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio system (Abbott Medical Optics, now Johnson & Johnson Vision), the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q laser system with Allegro Topolyzer topography system and T-CAT treatment planning software (Alcon), and the EC-5000 excimer laser system with Final Fit custom ablation treatment planning software (Nidek). Seven hundred eighteen eyes of 530 patients undergoing laser correction for myopia and astigmatism were included in the retrospective study.

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