The study was done to evaluate the efficacy of simultaneou LASIK and small-aperture corneal inlay implantation in hyperopic presbyopic eyes at 5 years postoperatively.

This was a retrospective single-center study of patients with hyperopia and presbyopia who underwent simultaneous LASIK and corneal inlay implantation by two experienced refractive surgeons.

Twenty-four eyes of 24 patients were included. Mean age was 53.63 ± 4.11 years (range: 47 to 63 years) and mean preoperative MRSE was +1.52 ± 0.64 diopters (D) (range: +0.50 to +3.00 D). UNVA was 0.04 ± 0.06 logMAR at 1 month and 0.02 ± 0.05 logMAR (J1+ equivalent) at 5 years postoperatively. In comparison, preoperative DCNVA was 0.44 ± 0.20 (J5/J6 equivalent) (P < .001). At 5 years postoperatively, UDVA was 0.16 ± 0.18 logMAR (20/30 Snellen equivalent), and 23 of 24 eyes (95.8%) had UNVA of J3 or better. Two eyes (8.3%) lost one line of CDVA. One corneal inlay needed readjustment but none were explanted. Eight eyes (25%) developed regression in UNVA with hyperopic shift, which responded to a 3- to 4-month course of topical steroids, with 3 eyes showing patchy haze on the undersurface of the corneal inlay.

The study concluded that simultaneous LASIK and KAMRA inlay implantation, evaluated for 5 years postoperatively, shows some efficacy and predictability in improving UDVA and UNVA in hyperopic presbyopic eyes.

Reference: https://doi.org/10.3928/1081597X-20200618-01