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Parent Category: Year 2017, Volume 9
Category: Volume 9, Issue 3, March 2017
Introduction: Laser vision correction for hyperopia is challenging. The purpose of the study was to assess the refractive outcomes of femtosecond-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for hyperopic correction using wavefront-optimized ablation profiles.
Methods: This retrospective case series study included 20 Egyptian patients (40 eyes) with hyperopia or hyperopic astigmatism with a mean manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) of +2.55D±1.17 (range from +1.00 to +6.00) who had uneventful femtosecond-a assisted LASIK with wavefront-optimized aspheric ablation profile using refractive surgery suite (WaveLight FS200 Femtosecond Laser and WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser) performed in the Research Institute of Ophthalmology and International Eye Hospital, Giza, Egypt. Statistical analysis was done using Microsoft Excel (Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA, USA).
Results: The procedure significantly reduced the MRSE and cylinder post-operatively (95% were ± 0.50D and 100% ± 1.00 D), with stability of refraction and UDVA over the follow-up period (up to 12 months) after surgery. No eye lost any line of the CDVA, which reflects the excellent safety profile of the procedure; on the other hand, one eye (5%) gained one line and one eye (5%) even gained two lines. There were no significant complications during the procedure.
Conclusions: Femtosecond-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis for hyperopia showed predictable, effective, and safe refractive outcomes that were stable through 12 months. Longer follow-up period is required to detect any further regression
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Keywords: Hyperopia correction, Femtosecond LASIK, Refractive surgery, Refractive outcomes
Volume 13, Issue 1, January-March 2021
The worldwide spread of COVID-19 as an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, and the dramatic need of urgent medicine or vaccine, has rapidly brought new hypotheses for pathophysiology and potential medicinal agents to the fore. It is crucial that the research community provide a way to publish this research in a timely manner.
To contribute to this important public health discussion, the Electronic Physician Journal is excited to announce a fast-track procedure to help researchers publish their articles on COVID-19 related subjects that fall under the broad definition of public health, internal medicine, and pharmacology. We are especially welcome to all hypotheses about the pathological basis of the COVID-19 infection and the possible characteristics of potential medicine and vaccine. Submit your manuscript here
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Deadline for submission: 7 March 2019, 16:00 (GMT)
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Meta-Analysis Workshops in New York, USA, and London, UK, in April and May 2019
Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to learn how to perform and report a Meta-analysis correctly. Two Meta-analysis workshops are organized in April and May 2019 by Dr. Michael Borenstein in New York, USA (April 08-10, 2019) and London, UK (May 27-29).
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Dr. Michael Borenstein, one of the authors of Introduction to Meta-Analysis, is widely recognized for his ability to make statistical concepts accessible to researchers as well as to statisticians. He has lectured widely on meta-analysis, including at the NIH, CDC, and FDA. Read more: