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16 February 2023 : Clinical Research  

Comparison of Vision Correction and Corneal Thickness at 180-Day Follow-Up After Femtosecond Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (FS-LASIK), Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), and Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE): A Study from a Single Center in Poland of 120 Patients with Myopia

Dominika Janiszewska-Bil123ABCEF*, Barbara Czarnota-Nowakowska4BCF, Beniamin Oskar Grabarek5CDE, Dariusz Dobrowolski167DF, Edward Wylęgała ORCID logo8F, Anita Lyssek-Boroń129A

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.939099

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e939099

Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for the study groups regardless on the kind of laser vision correction surgery.

InclusionExclusion
Give informed, voluntary consent to participate in the studyNo informed, voluntary consent to participate in the study
Age over 18Age under 18
Stable refraction in the year before the surveyOpaque optical media
Short-sightedness ≤−6.0 D (for femtoLASIK and ReLeX SMILE) or ≤−2.0 D for PRKCurrent and past uveitis
Astigmatism ≤5.0 DcylEye injuries
CDVA ≥0.5 na tablicy SnellenaPast corneal laser treatment
CET ≥490 μmPast surgical treatment of the eyes
RST ≥250 μmAutoimmune diseases
Corneal topography normalDiabetes
Dry eye syndrome
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
RST – residual stromal thickness; SMILE – refractive lenticule extraction small incision lenticule extraction; FS-LASIK – Femtosecond-assisted laser in-situ keratomileusis; PRK – photorefractive keratectomy; D – dioptric; CDVA – corrected distance visual acuity; CET – corneal epithelial thickness.

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