Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Not yet recruiting
Estimated Enrollment
Same as current

Summary

Conditions
Cornea
Type
Observational
Design
Observational Model: CohortTime Perspective: Prospective

Participation Requirements

Age
Younger than 125 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

In recent years, a number of possible surgical procedures in ophthalmology has offered patients an alternative to spectacles or contact lenses. Several laser and non-laser refractive surgical procedures have been used to modify the shape of the cornea and correct myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and ...

In recent years, a number of possible surgical procedures in ophthalmology has offered patients an alternative to spectacles or contact lenses. Several laser and non-laser refractive surgical procedures have been used to modify the shape of the cornea and correct myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Introduction of the excimer laser to reshape the cornea has resulted in remarkable developments in the correction of refractive errors. Combined with other advanced ophthalmic instruments, laser refractive eye surgery has resulted in a substantial increase in the safety, efficacy, and predictability of surgical outcomes. Refractive surgery has enabled individuals to enter occupations they were previously precluded from due to their vision.Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed worldwide to correct refractive errors and reduce dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses. In addition, patient satisfaction following LASIK is commonly reported as high and studies of the visual and refractive outcome of LASIK for the treatment of myopia and astigmatism have reported great success. LASIK, compared to photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), has low postoperative discomfort, early visual rehabilitation and decreased postoperative haze. LASIK involves an additional procedure of creating a corneal flap. This may result in complications related to the flap, interface and underlying stromal bed. The common flap-related complications include thin flap, button holing, free caps, flap dislocation, torn flap, incomplete cut, and flap striae. The interface complications of diffuse lamellar keratitis, epithelial ingrowth and microbial keratitis are potentially sight threatening. After LASIK, there is a long period of sensory denervation leading to the complication of dry eyes. The refractive complications include under-correction, over-correction, regression, irregular astigmatism, and visual aberrations.

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT04286620
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
Study Director: Tarek A Mohamed, Professor Ophthalmology department, faculty of medicine, Assiut university hospital Study Director: Dalia M El-Sebity, Ass.prof. Ophthalmology department, faculty of medicine, Assiut university hospital Study Director: Khaled A Mohammed, Ass.prof. Ophthalmology department, faculty of medicine, Assiut university hospital