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Intraocular pressure assessment after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK): a review.
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PMID:  21718413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This paper aims to review the current methods available for the measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for the correction of myopia. Searches were performed for studies that assessed or compared various methods of obtaining IOP after myopic LASIK. The MEDLINE database was systemically reviewed via PubMed, The Cochrane Library, OvidSP and ScienceDirect. There were 20 eligible studies that explored the use of pneumotonometry, pressure phosphene tonometry, rebound tonometry, dynamic contour tonometry, statistical modeling, mathematical formulae, ocular response analyzer and even measuring IOP on the nasal cornea. Our review shows that an ideal method to measure IOP in post LASIK patients would be one that is independent of corneal factors. Dynamic contour tonometry and pressure phosphene tonometry held promise in research settings. More studies need to be done to validate the new methods of IOP assessment, especially in glaucoma patients. It is important to empower LASIK patients with knowledge of these difficulties and potential implications for the future.
Andrew Sh Tsai; Seng Chee Loon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical & experimental ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1442-9071     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-7-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100896531     Medline TA:  Clin Experiment Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2011 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore National University Health System, Singapore.
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