Presentation on theme: "Epi-Lasik with the Epi-Head of the XP Microkeratome Pre Launch Evaluation Bernard Mathys, MD ASCRS Chicago, April 8, 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Epi-Lasik with the Epi-Head of the XP Microkeratome Pre Launch Evaluation Bernard Mathys, MD ASCRS Chicago, April 8, 2008
ASCRS Chicago NO FINANCIAL INTEREST
ASCRS Chicago Epi-Lasik Why Epi-LSK ? Technique Material & Methods
ASCRS Chicago Epithelial Healing Speed EpiLasik versus PRK
ASCRS Chicago VA recovery Speed EpiLasik versus PRK
ASCRS Chicago Results No changes at 3M & 6M No haze No regression All eyes = 20/20 85%: 1 line more 27%: 2 lines more No loss of BCVA
ASCRS Chicago M after Epi-Lasik
ASCRS Chicago Questionnaire Confort / Disconfort ? Pain ? Visual recovery: slow ? fast ? Fluctuations ? Evaluation of the procedure: score ? Do it again or recommend it ?
ASCRS Chicago Answers Very confortable: 100% Pain: 8% Visual recovery: faster than expected: 88% Fluctuations: 60% for the first week, then 0 Evaluation: 96% + 4% - (pain ?) Do it again: 100% !
ASCRS Chicago Conclusion Safe device Excellent results Excellent option when Lasik not possible –Less induction of HOA than Lasik –Lamellar flaps weaken the cornea, much more than surface ablation Less pain & Haze than PRK/Lasek Same instrument as Lasik