Redesigned microkeratome blade produces consistent flaps

July 15, 2004

San Diego-A safety and reliability study of the redesigned BD Beaver microkeratome blade (Becton, Dickinson and Co.) in LASIK indicates that the blade results in uniformly consistent flap thickness and is unlikely to cause any intraoperative complications, said Paul J. Dougherty, MD, who presented his findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.