The Dry Eye Zone

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Study: Intralase flaps and dry eye (again)

Effect of hinge position on corneal sensation and dry eye after laser in situ keratomileusis using a femtosecond laser.
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 Jul;33(7):1190-4.
Mian SI, Shtein RM, Nelson A, Musch DC

Most of this is stuff that's been published before, basically demonstrating that flap position does not matter if you're using a femtosecond laser (as opposed to a microkeratome where it's been proven over and over that flap position does affect dry eye). But the part I was interested in is...

RESULTS: Corneal sensation was reduced with both superior-hinged and temporal-hinged LASIK flaps 1 week and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery (P<.0001).

YES BUT HOW MUCH at 12 months? and what was the dropout rate?

Oh for an unlimited budget... I let my JCRS subscription lapse this year.