35.172.217.174
dgid:
enl:
npi:0
-Advertisement-
-Advertisement-
Conference Roundup
Refractive Surgery/Laser Vision Correction

How LASIK Flap Thickness Compares with These Femtosecond Lasers

Posted on July 13, 2018
How LASIK Flap Thickness Compares with These Femtosecond Lasers

The Ziemer Femto LDV 24 (ZFL) laser appears to create a better LASIK flap than the Zeiss VisuMax Laser (ZVL), with a similarly low complication rate, according to a retrospective review involving 100 eyes of 57 individuals receiving LASIK. The findings were presented by James C. Lockwood, MD, of Emory University School of Medicine during the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s 2018 annual meeting in Washington, DC. 

Participants underwent surgery between early 2015 and early 2017 and were followed for an average of 1 year. Investigators looked at how close each laser came to the intended 110 um flap thickness, as well as intraoperative and postoperative flap complications. Among the results: 

  • ZFL produced an average flap thickness of 111.96 um, vs 120.12 um with ZVL. 
  • Complication rates were similar. 

Lockwood J. Comparison of LASIK flap thickness and complication rates of 2 femtosecond lasers. Talk presented at: 2018 ASCRS-ASOA Annual Meeting; April 13-17, 2018; Washington, DC.   

-Advertisement-
Related Articles
Compounded fixed-combination injection provides stable mydriasis during surgery
Aug 04, 2021
More research needed on link between strabismus and mental health disorders in kids
May 21, 2021
Patient demographics influence utilization of care for eye conditions
May 21, 2021
-Advertisement-
-Advertisement-
-Advertisement-
-Advertisement-
-Advertisement-