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Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy (LASEK) Summary

Description: A surgical technique to correct REFRACTIVE ERRORS of the EYE, such as MYOPIA and ASTIGMATISM. In this method, a flap of CORNEAL EPITHELIUM is created by exposure of the area to dilute alcohol. The flap is lifted and then replaced after laser ablation of the subepithelial CORNEA.

Also Known As: LASEK; Keratectomy, Subepithelial, Laser-Assisted; Laser Subepithelial Keratomileusis; Laser-Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratomileusis; Subepithelial Keratectomy, Laser-Assisted Show All >>

Networked: 216 relevant articles (38 outcomes, 30 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy is Relevant

  1. Myopia : 25 outcomes 18 studies in 127 results
  2. Astigmatism : 8 outcomes 4 studies in 44 results
  3. Pain (Aches) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 22 results
  4. Hyperopia (Hypermetropia) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 12 results
  5. Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) : 3 outcomes in 6 results
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Drugs Related to Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy

  1. 4-hexyloxyaniline (HOA)
  2. Indomethacin (Indometacin)
  3. Mitomycin (Mitomycin-C)
  4. Carbon Monoxide
  5. Collagen
  6. Ketorolac
  7. Tramadol
  8. Sodium Chloride (Saline Solution)
  9. Retinaldehyde (Retinal)
  10. Ophthalmic Solutions (Eye Drops)
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Therapies Related to Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy

  1. Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
  2. Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy (LASEK)
  3. Lasers (Laser)
  4. Photorefractive Keratectomy
  5. Solid-State Lasers
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