By Mike P Holzer MD
    Refractive Mgmt/Intervention

    PURPOSE: Intrastromal femtosecond laser application is a new treatment option for refractive corrections. The video demonstrates surgical technique, working principle, and first results following intraCOR surgery. METHODS: In a prospective clinical study, surgical and functional outcomes of 25 patients following intraCOR presbyopia treatment were analyzed. Distance and near visual acuity with different tests, corneal topography, and further measurements were performed. RESULTS: Three months postop, mean UCNVA increased from 0.7 ± 0.16 logMAR to 0.26 ± 0.21 logMAR. Mean UCDVA was unchanged. CONCLUSION: The intraCOR treatment is a fast, safe, and promising method for the treatment of presbyopia. Due to the purely intrastromal laser cuts, the risk of infections is much smaller than in many other refractive surgery procedures.