Laser in situ keratomileusis

Association with increased width of palpebral fissure

Yoshiko Hori-Komai, Ikuko Toda, Kazuo Tsubota

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report the preoperative and postoperative palpebral fissure width in eyes undergoing laser in situ keratomileusis. METHODS: In a prospective study, 165 consecutive eyes of 87 patients (41 men and 46 women with a mean ± standard deviation age of 32.9 (±9.5) years) had laser in situ keratomileusis using a Summit (Waltham, MA) APEX PLUS excimer laser and a Moria (Antony, France) LSK microkeratome. The width of palpebral fissure was measured preoperatively, 3 months or 6 months after laser in situ keratomileusis. Patients were classified into three groups as follows: hard contact lens users group (n = 61), soft contact lens users group (n = 63), and non-contact lens users group (n = 41). RESULTS: The average width of palpebral fissure increased after laser in situ keratomileusis in all three groups. The hard contact lens users group increased from 7.6 (±1.6) mm to 8.7 (±1.2) mm (P < .0001) and non-contact lens users group increased from 7.7 (±1.9) mm to 8.9 (±1.9) mm (P < .0001). CONCLUSION: These results suggest that laser in situ keratomileusis may be associated with an increase in the width of the palpebral fissure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-255
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume131
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Laser In Situ Keratomileusis
Eyelids
Contact Lenses
Lenses
Hydrophilic Contact Lens
Excimer Lasers
France
Prospective Studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

Cite this

Laser in situ keratomileusis : Association with increased width of palpebral fissure. / Hori-Komai, Yoshiko; Toda, Ikuko; Tsubota, Kazuo.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 131, No. 2, 2001, p. 254-255.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{d724024a06fc4e76afcbfa51ec4190ec,
title = "Laser in situ keratomileusis: Association with increased width of palpebral fissure",
abstract = "PURPOSE: To report the preoperative and postoperative palpebral fissure width in eyes undergoing laser in situ keratomileusis. METHODS: In a prospective study, 165 consecutive eyes of 87 patients (41 men and 46 women with a mean ± standard deviation age of 32.9 (±9.5) years) had laser in situ keratomileusis using a Summit (Waltham, MA) APEX PLUS excimer laser and a Moria (Antony, France) LSK microkeratome. The width of palpebral fissure was measured preoperatively, 3 months or 6 months after laser in situ keratomileusis. Patients were classified into three groups as follows: hard contact lens users group (n = 61), soft contact lens users group (n = 63), and non-contact lens users group (n = 41). RESULTS: The average width of palpebral fissure increased after laser in situ keratomileusis in all three groups. The hard contact lens users group increased from 7.6 (±1.6) mm to 8.7 (±1.2) mm (P < .0001) and non-contact lens users group increased from 7.7 (±1.9) mm to 8.9 (±1.9) mm (P < .0001). CONCLUSION: These results suggest that laser in situ keratomileusis may be associated with an increase in the width of the palpebral fissure.",
author = "Yoshiko Hori-Komai and Ikuko Toda and Kazuo Tsubota",
year = "2001",
doi = "10.1016/S0002-9394(00)00776-5",
language = "English",
volume = "131",
pages = "254--255",
journal = "American Journal of Ophthalmology",
issn = "0002-9394",
publisher = "Elsevier USA",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Laser in situ keratomileusis

T2 - Association with increased width of palpebral fissure

AU - Hori-Komai, Yoshiko

AU - Toda, Ikuko

AU - Tsubota, Kazuo

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - PURPOSE: To report the preoperative and postoperative palpebral fissure width in eyes undergoing laser in situ keratomileusis. METHODS: In a prospective study, 165 consecutive eyes of 87 patients (41 men and 46 women with a mean ± standard deviation age of 32.9 (±9.5) years) had laser in situ keratomileusis using a Summit (Waltham, MA) APEX PLUS excimer laser and a Moria (Antony, France) LSK microkeratome. The width of palpebral fissure was measured preoperatively, 3 months or 6 months after laser in situ keratomileusis. Patients were classified into three groups as follows: hard contact lens users group (n = 61), soft contact lens users group (n = 63), and non-contact lens users group (n = 41). RESULTS: The average width of palpebral fissure increased after laser in situ keratomileusis in all three groups. The hard contact lens users group increased from 7.6 (±1.6) mm to 8.7 (±1.2) mm (P < .0001) and non-contact lens users group increased from 7.7 (±1.9) mm to 8.9 (±1.9) mm (P < .0001). CONCLUSION: These results suggest that laser in situ keratomileusis may be associated with an increase in the width of the palpebral fissure.

AB - PURPOSE: To report the preoperative and postoperative palpebral fissure width in eyes undergoing laser in situ keratomileusis. METHODS: In a prospective study, 165 consecutive eyes of 87 patients (41 men and 46 women with a mean ± standard deviation age of 32.9 (±9.5) years) had laser in situ keratomileusis using a Summit (Waltham, MA) APEX PLUS excimer laser and a Moria (Antony, France) LSK microkeratome. The width of palpebral fissure was measured preoperatively, 3 months or 6 months after laser in situ keratomileusis. Patients were classified into three groups as follows: hard contact lens users group (n = 61), soft contact lens users group (n = 63), and non-contact lens users group (n = 41). RESULTS: The average width of palpebral fissure increased after laser in situ keratomileusis in all three groups. The hard contact lens users group increased from 7.6 (±1.6) mm to 8.7 (±1.2) mm (P < .0001) and non-contact lens users group increased from 7.7 (±1.9) mm to 8.9 (±1.9) mm (P < .0001). CONCLUSION: These results suggest that laser in situ keratomileusis may be associated with an increase in the width of the palpebral fissure.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0035134528&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0035134528&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/S0002-9394(00)00776-5

DO - 10.1016/S0002-9394(00)00776-5

M3 - Article

VL - 131

SP - 254

EP - 255

JO - American Journal of Ophthalmology

JF - American Journal of Ophthalmology

SN - 0002-9394

IS - 2

ER -