Intraoperative pachymetry valuable for LASIK safety

September 15, 2003

San Francisco-Intraoperative pachymetry is important in eyes undergoing LASIK because corneal thicknesses measured just before the microkeratome pass differ significantly from values obtained on a preoperative day, and at least when using the Hansatome microkeratome (Bausch & Lomb), correlate significantly with flap thickness, said Michael A. Redmond, MD, at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting.