CRETE, February 2007 -- Doctors in Greece report Lasik patients
corrected for high myopia (nearsighted, shortsighted) vision may
remain stable 11 years after the popular laser eye surgery.
George D. Kymionis, MD and colleagues at the University of Crete
reviewed the stability and complications of Lasik at 11 years postop
in 11 eyes of seven patients treated for high myopia. Patients had
a mean preoperative spherical equivalent of –12.96 diopter (D).
At 11 years follow-up, the mean spherical equivalent error had been
reduced to –1.14 D, a significant improvement. Six eyes (55%) were
within –1 D of intended correction. Patients achieved stability
at 6 months and experienced no significant changes over the following