Evaluation of corneal flap dimensions and cut quality using a manually guided microkeratome

Ashley Behrens, Berthold Seitz, Achim Langenbucher, Murat M. Kus, Carmen Rummelt, Michael Küchle

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BACKGROUND: To evaluate reproducibility of corneal flap dimensions and cut quality with repeated blade use with a manually guided microkeratome in pig eyes. METHODS: Corneal flaps were created using a manually guided microkeratome (Model One, Moria) with an intended 130-μm cut depth in 130 enucleated pig eyes. Flap thickness was calculated by pachymetry and diameter was estimated by means of applanation lenses compared to planimetry. Histology and scanning electron microscopy of samples and blades were performed to evaluate the keratectomy surface and blade cutting edge after repeated use of the blades. RESULTS: Mean flap central thickness was 135 μm (SD, 37 μm). The mean diameter of 8.4 mm (SD, 0.4 mm) correlated significantly (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-123
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
Volume15
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Behrens, A., Seitz, B., Langenbucher, A., Kus, M. M., Rummelt, C., & Küchle, M. (1999). Evaluation of corneal flap dimensions and cut quality using a manually guided microkeratome. Journal of Refractive Surgery, 15(2), 118-123.

Evaluation of corneal flap dimensions and cut quality using a manually guided microkeratome. / Behrens, Ashley; Seitz, Berthold; Langenbucher, Achim; Kus, Murat M.; Rummelt, Carmen; Küchle, Michael.

In: Journal of Refractive Surgery, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1999, p. 118-123.

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Behrens, A, Seitz, B, Langenbucher, A, Kus, MM, Rummelt, C & Küchle, M 1999, 'Evaluation of corneal flap dimensions and cut quality using a manually guided microkeratome', Journal of Refractive Surgery, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 118-123.
Behrens, Ashley ; Seitz, Berthold ; Langenbucher, Achim ; Kus, Murat M. ; Rummelt, Carmen ; Küchle, Michael. / Evaluation of corneal flap dimensions and cut quality using a manually guided microkeratome. In: Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 118-123.
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