Patient-reported Outcomes after Laser In Situ Keratomileusis Surgery

Osamu Hieda, Yo Nakamura, Koichi Wakimasu, Kiyoshi Yamamura, Yoshimi Suzukamo, Shigeru Kinoshita

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PURPOSE: To evaluate patient-reported quality of vision before and after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study involved 140 patients who underwent LASIK surgery at Baptist Eye Clinic, Kyoto, Japan. Each patient was asked to respond to the Refractive Status and Vision Profile (RSVP) questionnaire prior to surgery and at 6-months and 5.5-years postoperative. In each patient, we defined the eye with better uncorrected visual acuity (VA) or with less refractive error as the better eye, and the other eye as the worse eye.

RESULTS: Even in the worse eyes, the percentage of eyes with an uncorrected VA of decimal 0.5 or greater was 93.5% at 6-months and 88.6% at 5.5-ears postoperative. The mean preoperative total RSVP score was 37.1, yet that score significantly improved at 6-months postoperative (p< 0 .001) and remained the same throughout the 5.5-year follow-up period. CCONCLUSION The patient-reported quality of vi-ion post LASIK surgery was improved and remained improved throughout the 5.5-year follow-up period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-395
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Ganka Gakkai zasshi
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 1


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