On April 19th, 2021, The Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery® (JCRS) published an article based on a study by CODET Vision Institute specialists, Arturo Chayet, MD, Denisse Pinkus, MD, and Nora Robledo, OD. The study was undertaken to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the 80-Micron Flap Femtosecond Laser–Assisted LASIK and the early clinical and refractive outcomes in the correction of myopia and myopic astigmatism.
This study involved 41 consecutive patients (82 eyes) who were scheduled for femtosecond-assisted LASIK to correct myopia and myopic astigmatism. The Ziemer Femto LDV Z8 laser was used to create the flap.
The results of this study show that 80-micron flaps show efficacy in visual rehabilitation and comfort from day one. Our researchers also found that the use of ultrathin flaps (80μm) located just below Bowman’s layer was possible, safe, reliable, and replicable using the Ziemer LDV Z8 femtosecond laser. However, it is currently not recommended to substitute PRK with 80μm flaps without additional research. This research includes reassessment after a more extended follow-up period and continued study and evaluation using a larger study group.