Laser in situ keratomileusis in an eye with congenital nystagmus

Konuk O., Bilgihan K., Hasanreisoglu B.

JOURNAL OF CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY, vol.27, no.4, pp.636-638, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


A 38-year-old man with congenital nystagmus had laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) to correct a spherical equivalent of -11.0 diopters (D) in the right eye and -10.0 D in the left eye. Baseline uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) was 20/400 in both eyes, and best spectacle-corrected Visual acuity was 20/60 in the right eye and 8/20 in the left. The procedure was performed using the Aesculap Meditec MEL 60 excimer laser system and a semicircular suction ring device. Six months after LASIK, the patient had a UCVA of 20/60 in the right eye and 8/20 in the left eye, with no improvement with spectacle correction. Laser in situ keratomileusis can be performed with a semicircular suction ring device to correct refractive errors in patients with congenital nystagmus, but more cases have to be performed to confirm that the device is safe and suitable for these patients.