Femto-LASIK outperformed

May 28, 2008

Moria's new microkeratome, One Use-Plus SBK, outperforms Femto-LASIK, it was announced at this year's meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

Moria's new microkeratome, One Use-Plus SBK, outperforms Femto-LASIK, it was announced at this year's meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

Richard J. Duffey, MD of Premier Medical Eye Group, Alabama, US compared flap thickness predictability, speed of visual recovery, higher order aberrations, smoothness of stromal bed and patient comfort between the two techniques. Dr Duffey has no financial interest in Moria or the One Use-Plus SBK.

For every variable, the One Use-Plus compared equally or favourably with Femto-LASIK, with none of the associated complications of the latter device. Postoperative pain in the first one to five hours was lower in both frequency and intensity when using the One Use-Plus than with Femto-LASIK.

Dr Duffey concluded that the One Use-Plus was a better option for both patients and surgeons than Femto-LASIK.