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dc.contributor.authorZhao, Ming-Hui
dc.contributor.authorWu, Qiang
dc.contributor.authorJia, Li-li
dc.contributor.authorHu, Ping
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-31T13:30:27Z
dc.date.available2015-08-31T13:30:27Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-29
dc.identifier.citationBMC Ophthalmology. 2015 Jul 29;15(1):86
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12886-015-0083-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/31585
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background Refractive stability is influenced by alterations in corneal curvature and corneal thickness after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). The aim of this study was to analyze the changes of central corneal thickness (CCT) and refractive error following thin-flap LASIK surgery in Chinese eyes. Methods One hundred and fifty-eight myopic patients (302 eyes) who underwent thin-flap LASIK surgery were prospectively evaluated. CCT was measured by non-contact specular microscopy before, and 1 day, 1 week, and 1, 3, and 6 months following surgery. Age, refractive error, and optic zone diameter were also recorded. Results Preoperatively, the mean CCT was 531.6 ± 24.3 μm. At 1 day, 1 week, and 1, 3, and 6 months after surgery, mean CCTs were 431.4 ± 38.4 μm, 422.6 ± 3 7.8 μm, 427.2 ± 38.0 μm, 434.4 ± 38.2 μm, and 435.6 ± 38.0 μm, respectively. Significant changes were detected in CCT values at each time point after thin-flap LASIK treatment (P < 0.05). The mean preoperative spherical equivalent (SE) was −5.73 ± 2.30 diopters (D). At 1 day, 1 week, and 1, 3, and 6 months after surgery, it was 0.26 ± 0.58 D, 0.54 ± 0.52 D, 0.49 ± 0.53 D, 0.45 ± 0.49 D, and 0.37 ± 0.42 D, respectively. The spherical equivalent refraction at 6 months postsurgery was close to the predicted value (0.34 ± 0.30 D). The changes in CCT within 6 months (4.06 ± 9.99 μm) were negatively correlated with age, preoperative refractive error, and optical zone diameter, respectively (r = −0.180, P < 0.05; r = −0.187, P < 0.001; r = −0.171, P < 0.05, respectively). No significant correlation was found between CCT changes and SE changes at different time points, postoperatively. Conclusions CCTs decreased significantly at 1 day after surgery, and continued to decline at 1 week after surgery, then increased over time. From postoperative 1 week, SE over time continually shifted to the myopic side.
dc.titleChanges in central corneal thickness and refractive error after thin-flap laser in situ keratomileusis in Chinese eyes
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.date.updated2015-07-29T17:55:55Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderZhao et al.


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