Study compares wavefront-driven and conventional LASIK

November 1, 2004

Los Angeles-Conventional LASIK for the treatment of myopia using the scanning slit excimer laser system (EC-5000, Nidek) affords visual acuity, predictability, and safety outcomes that are comparable to-if not slightly better than-those achieved with Hartmann-Shack aberrometer-driven ablations with other laser systems, according to the preliminary results of a retrospective study performed by Paul J. Dougherty, MD.