J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 48(10); 2007 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2007;48(10):1323-1328.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2007.48.10.1323    Published online October 31, 2007.
Comparison of Hydrogel and Silicone Hydrogel Bandage Contact Lens after LASEK.
Seung Won Jang, Eui Sang Chung, Tae Young Chung
Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. tychung@smc.samsung.co.kr
라섹 후 하이드로겔 및 실리콘하이드로겔 치료용 렌즈 착용 시의 임상 경과 차이
장승원.정의상.정태영
Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence:  Tae Young Chung, M.D.
Abstract
PURPOSE
To compare the effectiveness between wearing a conventional hydrogel vifilcon A bandage contact lens (BCL) and a silicone hydrogel lotrafilcon A BCL after laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK). METHODS: LASEK was performed on 38 eyes of 19 patients. Each patient was fitted with a silicone hydrogel lotrafilcon A lens in one eye and a conventional hydrogel vifilcon A lens in the other eye. The patient was masked on the type of lens in each eye. General preference between the two types of lenses, subjective symptoms (pain, photophobia, tearing, dryness, and foreign body sensation; graded as 0 to 4), and the area of non-viable corneal epithelium were assessed in each eye at one and four days after surgery. RESULTS: Patients reported preferring the lotrafilcon A lens to vifilcon A at 1 (79%) and 4 (74%) days after LASEK. The mean symptom scores of tearing and foreign body sensation at 1 day after surgery (P=0.012 and P=0.034, respectively) and foreign body sensation at 4 days after surgery (P=0.027) were significantly lower in the lotrafilcon A group. The mean area of the non-viable corneal epithelium was smaller in the lotrafilcon A lens group at 1 day and 4 days after surgery, although not statistically significant. CONCLUSIONS: Patients better tolerated the silicone hydrogel lotrafilcon A BCL compared with the conventional hydrogel vifilcon A BCL. The mean symptom scores were significantly lower in the lotrafilcon A group at both 1 and 4 days after LASEK.
Key Words: LASEK;Lotrafilcon A Lens;Vifilcon A Lens


ABOUT
BROWSE ARTICLES
EDITORIAL POLICY
FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Editorial Office
SKY 1004 Building #701
50-1 Jungnim-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04508, Korea
Tel: +82-2-583-6520    Fax: +82-2-583-6521    E-mail: kos08@ophthalmology.org                

Copyright © 2021 by Korean Ophthalmological Society.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next