Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) for the correction of hyperopia

O. Ibrahim, T. Salah, A. El-Maghraby

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Purpose. To evaluate the efficacy safety and predictability of PRK for hyperopia. Methods. The first consecutive 12 eyes who had PRK for hyperopia using scanning slit beam (Nidek)® are presented here with a three-month follow-up. Results. Preoperative hyperopia ranged from+2.0 to +6.0 D. Epithelialization occurred in 4 days. Postoperative refraction was -1.0 D to +4.0 D and there was a trend towards regression of effect with time Topography showed no irregular astigmatism. Conclusions. PRK for hyperopia using scanning beam has promising results with no vision-threatening complications reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S681
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Feb 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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