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Prospective, randomized comparison of simultaneous and sequential bilateral LASIK for the correction of myopia



Prospective, randomized comparison of simultaneous and sequential bilateral LASIK for the correction of myopia



Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society 95: 271-284



To study the safety and efficacy of simultaneous bilateral laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) METHODS: Data were obtained from 254 consecutive patients that were randomized to simultaneous or sequential bilateral LASIK. 146 patients were enrolled in the simultaneous group and 108 patients were enrolled in the sequential group. Mean follow-up was 10 months (range 6-18). There was no significant difference in intraoperative complication rate (p = 0.34), loss of two or more lines of spectacle corrected visual acuity (p = 0.9), or percentage of eyes within +/- 0.50 D of intended (p = 0.63) between simultaneous and sequential groups. The risk of performing bilateral simultaneous LASIK is not significantly different from that of sequential treatments.

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