The results of photorefractive keratectomy with Mitomycin-C in myopia correction after Five Years
Objective: To evaluate the results of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with mitomycin C in myopia correction after five years.
Methods: This is a cross sectional study which included 145 eyes of 74 patients in 18 to 51 years age group that were undergoing Photorefractive keratectomy with mitomycin C using Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 400-Hz excimer laser platform in Markazi Eye Center, Tehran, Iran. All the surgical procedures were performed by the same surgeon. After five years follow-up evaluation including BCVA, UCVA, Refractive error measurement and external eye examination was performed.
Results: The mean diopter of spherical equivalent before surgery was -3.40±1.73. The following findings were obtained after 5 years follow up visit: The mean spherical equivalent value: -0.08±0.40, the mean Log MARUCVA: 0.02±0.07, the mean Log MAR BCVA: 0.00±0.04.
Conclusion: PRK is an effective, safe and predictable method used to correct myopia. The wave front-optimized algorithm of the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 400-Hz excimer laser platform demonstrated good refractive and visual results. Presence of variables such as gender, age and astigmatism before operation have no significant impact on the result of this operation.
How to cite this:Hashemi M, Amiri MA, Tabatabaee M, Ayatollahi A. The results of photorefractive keratectomy with Mitomycin-C in myopia correction after Five Years. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(1):225-228. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.321.8576
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