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Title: Intraoperative perception and sensation in Laser in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
Authors: Sabong Srivannaboon
Ekktet Chansue
Mahidol University
TRSC International LASIK Center
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2004
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.87, No.4 (2004), 419-422
Abstract: Purpose: To investigate intraoperative perception and sensation during Laser in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK). Patients and Method: Sixty patients with uneventful LASIK were included All procedures were performed by one surgeon with one technique. Any patient with intra-operative complications was excluded. The patients were asked to fill in the subjective evaluation form regarding their perception and sensation during the operation. Results: Twenty-nine patients (48%) reported no pain and twenty-six patients (43%) reported no burning sensation during the surgery. Nineteen patients (32%) reported no light perception during the suction period of microkeratome. There was no correlation between duration of the suction and no light perception (R 2 0.01). Thirty-four patients (56%) reported no trouble in maintaining visual fixation at the red light during the laser treatment. Ten patients (16%) reported they could clearly see the movement during the surgery and 5 out of 10 patients (50% of 16%) reported visual frightening. Fifty cases (84%) reported no visual frightening during the surgery after reassurance of the visual experience by the surgeon before the surgery. Conclusions: Patients undergoing LASIK may experience different visual perceptions. Reassurance of the intraoperative perception and sensation before the surgery can reduce the visual frightening.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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