Articles: PDF OnlyResults of photorefractive keratectomy on 63 myopic eyes with six months minimum follow-uples Jardins, Leroux S. M.D.a, 1; Auclin, F. M.D.a; Roman, S. M.D.a; Burtschy, B. Ph.D.b; les Jardins, Leroux J. Ph.D.bAuthor Information aQuinze-Vingts Hospital, Paris, France bEcole Nationale des Telecommunications, Paris 1Reprint requests to S. Leroux les Jardins, M.D., 15, rue Buffon, 75005, Paris, France. The authors have no proprietary or commercial interest in any research or material presented in this article. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: March 1994 - Volume 20 - Issue - p 223-228 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(13)80757-2 Buy Metrics Abstract We present our experience with 63 myopic eyes that had photorefractive keratectomy with an excimer laser. Minimum follow-up was six months. Mean preoperative myopia was -3.98 diopters (D) (range: -9.00 D to -1.25 D) and mean preoperative uncorrected visual acuity, 20/220. The epithelium was removed and fixation accomplished with a suction ring. Photoablation was then performed on a 5.0 mm diameter optical zone. Mean postoperative myopia was -0.60 D (range: -6.35 D to +2.25 D) after six months. Mean uncorrected visual acuity was 20/30. All corneas had a subepithelial haze that decreased progressively. There were no major complications. Except in a few cases, predictability was satisfactory. Photorefractive keratectomy proved effective throughout the trial. We need to study more patients with a longer follow-up to determine the indications and applications of this technique. © Williams & Wilkins 1994. All Rights Reserved.