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5 December 1996 Optical zone centration: a retrospective analysis of the excimer laser after three years
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the implication of the mechanical factor 'decentration' on the visual outcome after PRK. 100 eyes of 70 patients were included. The mean decentration was 0.27 mm +/- 0.18. Decentration was less than 0.5 mm in 84 percent of the cases. The importance of the decentration was investigated by the statistical correlation of decentration from the pupilcenter and the visual outcome. We did not find any statistical significant association for decentrations less than 1 mm. Our conclusion is that decentration, if less than 1 mm, does not play an important role in the final visual outcome after PRK.
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Filip Vervecken, Rene Trau, Erik L. Mertens, R. Vanhorenbeeck, F. Van Aerde, J. Zen, F. Haustrate, and Marie Jose Tassignon "Optical zone centration: a retrospective analysis of the excimer laser after three years", Proc. SPIE 2930, Lasers in Ophthalmology IV, (5 December 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.260871
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