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RESEARCH ARTICLE

MyoRing Treatment for Cases of Myopia not eligible for Laser Vision Correction

Albert Daxer

Citation Information : Daxer A. MyoRing Treatment for Cases of Myopia not eligible for Laser Vision Correction. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2014; 3 (1):20-22.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10025-1072

Published Online: 01-04-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Pupose

MyoRing implantation has been shown to be able to mechanically stabilize ectatic corneas like a bone-nail for broken legs do. Here I present typical cases of MyoRing treatment for Myopia which were not eligible for LASIK.

Materials and methods

Four eyes of four patients suffering from moderate to high myopia and showing risk factors for postoperative ectasia have been treated by MyoRing implantation. Two of them have been combined with laser vision correction (LVC).

Results

The refractive results are comparable to those published for LVC. The cases with combined MyoRing LASIK treatment performed slightly better postoperatively than those treated with MyoRing only.

Conclusion

MyoRing implantation is safe and effective in myopic cases presenting with mainfest signs of keratoconus. In myopic eyes without manifest keratoconus but risk factors for post-LASIK keratectasia the combination of MyoRing implantation with Excimer Laser Surface Ablation may be a good treatment option.

How to cite this article

Daxer A. MyoRing Treatment for Cases of Myopia not eligible for Laser Vision Correction. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2014;3(1):20-22.


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