Predicting LASIK Surgery Candidacy
In an assessment of the ability of air puff-derived biomechanical variables to predict LASIK candidacy, the hysteresis loop appeared to serve as the best predictor, according to a retrospective case series involving 93 individuals.
Participants from 2 surgeons at 2 centers included LAKIK candidates (n=46) as well those disqualified from having the procedure (n=47). Investigators calculated 3 custom biomechanical variables by group and surgeon. Among the results:
- There were significant differences in the hysteresis loop area between disqualified cases and candidates.
- The hysteresis loop area had the highest odds ratios for both surgeons.
De Stefano V, Seven I, Randleman J, Dupps W. Custom air puff-derived biomechanical variables in a refractive surgery screening setting: Study from 2 centers. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2018;44(5):589-595. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2018.03.022.