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Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 10 July 2012
HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC040790

Predictability of corneal flap thickness using the Hansatome microkeratome.

1 Genevieve  B. Pantig,
2 Winston Valentine L. Villar,
3 Jerome  M. Sarmiento,
4 Ruben LimBon Siong
Department of Ophthalmology - St. Luke's Medical Center

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the predictability of flap thickness produced by 2 available plates of the automated Hansatome microkeratome (160 um and 180 um blades)
Methods: A cross-sectional study of 104 eyes of 57 patients who had undergone LASIK with either planoscan or customized ablation excises laser treatment was evaluated. The procedures were done by 18 surgeons employing a standard surgical protocol. The eyes were assigned to the available plates depending on the pre-operative refraction, pachymetry, keratometry and estimated residual thickness
Results: Thickness of corneal flap cannot be predicted by clinical parameters.

1.
Publication Type:
Journal
Publication Sub Type:
Journal Article, Original
Title:
Philippine Journal of Ophthalmology
Frequency:
Quarterly
Publication Date:
April-June 2003
Volume:
28
Issue:
2
Page(s):
88-96
Publisher:
Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology

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