Wavefront-optimized surface ablation with the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q excimer laser platform: 12-Month visual and refractive results

Catia Gambato, Anton Giulio Catania, Stela Vujosevic, Edoardo Midena

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PURPOSE: To evaluate the wavefront-optimized algorithm of the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q (Wavelight AG) 400-Hz excimer laser platform. METHODS: Three hundred three eyes of 303 patients treated with advanced surface ablation were evaluated prospectively. Topical mitomycin C (MMC) was used when ablation was ≥80 μm. Efficacy, safety, and predictability at 12 months were quantified with subjective refraction, visual acuity (logMAR), and slit-lamp examination. RESULTS: Mean postoperative uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA) was 20/20.5 (0.01±0.05 logMAR). Postoperative UDVA was equal or better than preoperative corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) in 94.7% of eyes. Efficacy index was 1.05. Corrected distance visual acuity was maintained (93.7%) or improved (5.9%) in 99.6% of treated eyes. No patient lost ≥2 lines. Safety index was 1.05. Haze at 12 months was grade ≥0.5 in 98% of treated eyes and grade ≤1 in 100% of treated eyes. Mean postoperative manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) was -0.03±0.15 diopters (D). Postoperative MRSE was within ±0.50 D in 99% of eyes. Overcorrection was documented in 0.66% and undercorrection in 0.33% of eyes. CONCLUSIONS: The wavefront-optimized algorithm of the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q excimer laser platform showed good efficacy, safety, and predictability in advanced surface ablation, with or without MMC intraoperative use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)792-795
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

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