Surgical and healing changes to ocular aberrations following refractive surgery

Jochen Straub, Jim Schwiegerling

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The surgery and healing changes in manifest refraction, spherical aberration, and pupil diameter for a large number of subjects that underwent LASIK refractive surgery were analyzed. The surgery dramatically decreases refractive errors and the correction was maintained throughout the healing process. On the other hand, LASIK refractive surgery dramatically increases the amount of spherical aberration in the human eye. The results show that corrections of large aberration made with customized refractive surgery will be sustained through the healing process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-149
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2003
EventPROGRESS IN BIOMEDICAL OPTICS AND IMAGING: Opthalmic Technologies XIII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 2003Jan 26 2003


  • Shack-Hartmann
  • Spherical aberration
  • Wavefront aberrations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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