Articles: PDF OnlyUse of the 193 nm excimer laser for photorefractive keratectomy in low to moderate myopiaTalley, Audrey R. M.D.1; Sher, Neal A. M.D.; Kim, Man Soo M.D.; Doughman, Donald J. M.D.; Carpel, Emmett M.D.; Ostrov, Charles M.D.; Lane, Stephen S. M.D.; Parker, Paula C.O.M.T.; Lindstrom, Richard L. M.D.Author Information From the Phillips Eye Institute, 710 East 24th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1Reprint requests to Audrey R. Talley, M.D., Eastside Specialty Center, 2700 152nd Avenue, Redmond, Washington 98052. Presented at the 3rd American-International Congress on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, Seattle, May 1993. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: March 1994 - Volume 20 - Issue - p 239-242 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(13)80760-2 Buy Metrics Abstract As part of a Phase III clinical trial, photorefractive keratectomy using the VISX 2015 193 nm excimer laser was performed on 91 sighted eyes of 91 patients. Preoperative refractive errors (spherical equivalent) ranged from -1.00 diopters (D) to -7.50 D (mean -4.11 D ± 1.43 D). At six months, average residual refractive error was 0.02 D ± 0.64 D (range -2.21 D to +1.38 D). Ninety-three percent of eyes were within 1.00 D of attempted correction, 93% had uncorrected visual acuity of 20/40 or better, and 72% achieved uncorrected visual acuity of 20/25 or better. All patients returned to their best corrected visual acuity within one line of their preoperative best corrected visual acuity. Photorefractive keratectomy with the 193 nm excimer laser appears to be useful in reducing low to moderate myopia. © Williams & Wilkins 1994. All Rights Reserved.