August 01, 2004

Comparison of Two Moria Microkeratomes

Clinical evaluation of two types of microkeratome for laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)

Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume 58, Issue 8, August 2004, Pages 1515-1517

Tagawa, K., Kawasaki, K. , Higashide, T.
Dept. of Ophthalmol., Yatsuo General Hosp., Yatsuo Nei Toyama, Japan
Jinzu Eye Clin.
Department of Ophthalmology, Yatsuo General Hospital, Yatsuo Nei Toyama 939-2376, Japan


We performed laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) on 155 eyes using either of two types of microkeratome produced by Moria. Manually operated LSK-ONE was used for 76 eyes.  Autorotary M2 was used for 79 eyes. Incidence of irregular flap was significantly less with M2 than LSK-ONE. There was no significant difference between the two microkeratomes regarding: free cap, buttonhole, incomplete pass, canthotomy, corneal epithelial defect, bleeding pannus, epithelial ingrowth, or retreatment. Suction time averaged 24.519.8 sec for LSK-ONE and 26.1 5.8 sec for M2. While the average had no significant difference, the deviation was greater for LSK-ONE than M2. The findings show that M2 may be safer and easier for LASIK than LSK-ONE.

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