Topography-guided LASIK enhancement advantageous

April 1, 2005

Athens, Greece—Topography-guided LASIK enhancement using the Allegretto Wave system (WaveLight Laser Technologie AG, Erlangen, Germany) appears to be safe and effective for improving poor quality of vision associated with small, eccentric ablations and irregular astigmatism after previous refractive surgery, said A. John Kanellopoulos, MD.

Dr. Kanellopoulos presented the results from his early experience using that technique to treat 17 consecutive eyes at his refractive surgery center in Athens, Greece. Based on data collected during a mean follow-up period of 6.5 months, he concluded the topography-guided enhancement resulted in improved topography accompanied by a reduction in the mean asphericity (Q) value toward a more desirable level. There was good cylinder correction and reasonable spherical adjustment, albeit with some refractive surprises.