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December 1991

A Corneal Flap Technique for Laser In Situ KeratomileusisHuman Studies

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Vardinogiannion Eye Institute, University of Crete, Greece.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(12):1699-1702. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080120083031

• Using a modified microkeratome, nasally based central corneal flaps were created on six human blind eyes at a depth of 300 μm. The flaps were allowed to heal with a bandage soft contact lens, using neither sutures nor bioadhesives. The optical quality of the corneas was evaluated with biomicroscopic examination, computer-assisted topography, and optical pachometry during a 3-month follow-up period. The maintenance of transparency and lack of distortion of the corneal surface 3 months after surgery support the concept that the flap technique may be useful in laser in situ keratomileusis.

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