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Correlation between intraocular pressure and corneal stromal thickness after laser in situ keratomileusis.
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PMID:  11033394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship between intraocular pressure (IOP) and corneal stromal thickness following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia or myopic astigmatism. SETTING: Private clinic in Turkey. METHODS: The database of patients who had LASIK was retrospectively reviewed. Preoperative and postoperative IOP and corneal thickness were measured in both eyes of 353 patients by noncontact tonometry and ultrasonic pachymetry, respectively. The correlation between changes in IOP and corneal thickness was evaluated by regression analysis. RESULTS: Laser in situ keratomileusis was associated with a mean decrease in pachymetry of 46.7 microm +/- 28.9 (SD) and a mean decrease in IOP of 2.8 +/- 2.1 mm Hg. There was a significant correlation between the decreases in IOP and pachymetry (P <.001). CONCLUSION: The decrease in IOP after LASIK was related to the decrease in corneal stromal thickness, although there may be other contributing factors.
O F Recep; N Cağil; H Hasiripi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cataract and refractive surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0886-3350     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-02     Completed Date:  2000-11-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604171     Medline TA:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1480-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Işik Eye Clinic, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Astigmatism / complications,  surgery*
Corneal Stroma / pathology*,  surgery
Intraocular Pressure*
Keratomileusis, Laser In Situ*
Myopia / complications,  surgery*
Postoperative Period
Retrospective Studies
Tonometry, Ocular
Comment In:
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2001 Aug;27(8):1146-7   [PMID:  11530787 ]

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