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Lasso procedure to revise overcorrection with radial keratotomy

Authors
  • Miyashiro, Michael J.
  • Yee, Richard W.
  • Patel, Ghanshyam
  • Karas, Yair
  • Grene, R.Bruce
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Ophthalmology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Accepted Date
Jun 04, 1998
Volume
126
Issue
6
Pages
825–827
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9394(98)00241-4
Source
Elsevier
License
Unknown

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report three patients who underwent the lasso procedure to revise overcorrection with radial keratotomy. METHODS: Case report and review of the literature. RESULTS: Four eyes of three patients who had undergone radial keratotomy with resultant hyperopic overcorrection underwent a lasso procedure. Before the procedure, average cycloplegic refraction spherical equivalent was +3.656 ± 1.352 diopters, and average manifest refraction spherical equivalent was +2.250 ± 0.621 diopters. A 10.0 monofilament nylon suture was placed in a circumferencial manner through the corneal stroma and overlapping the old radial keratotomy incisions. At 1 month postoperatively, best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 in all four eyes, with average cycloplegic refraction spherical equivalent +0.438 ± 1.423 diopters and average manifest refraction spherical equivalent −0.156 ± 1.147 diopters. Mean delta cycloplegic refraction spherical equivalent was 3.219 ± 1.724. CONCLUSIONS: The lasso procedure provides an immediate solution for symptomatic overcorrected hyperopic eyes after radial keratotomy. Predictability and long-term stability necessitate further follow-up.

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