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Intraoperative Perception and Sensation in Laser


Sabong Srivannaboon MD*,**,
Ekktet Chansue MD**

* Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University,
** TRSC International LASIK Center


Purpose : To investigate intraoperative perception and sensation during Laser in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK).
Patients and Method : Sixty patients with uneventful LASIK were included. All procedures were performed by one surgeon with one technique. Any patient with intra-operative complications was excluded. The patients were asked to fill in the subjective evaluation form regarding their perception and sensation during the operation.
Results : Twenty-nine patients (48%) reported no pain and twenty-six patients (43%) reported no burning sensation during the surgery. Nineteen patients (32 %) reported no light perception during the suction period of microkeratome. There was no correlation between duration of the suction and no light perception (R2 0.01). Thirty-four patients (56%) reported no trouble in maintaining visual fixation at the red light during the laser treatment. Ten patients (16%) reported they could clearly see the movement during the surgery and 5 out of 10 patients (50% of 16%) reported visual frightening. Fifty cases (84%) reported no visual frightening during the surgery after reassurance of the visual experience by the surgeon before the surgery.

Keyword : Patients undergoing LASIK may experience different visual perceptions. Reassurance of the intraoperative perception and sensation before the surgery can reduce the visual frightening.

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