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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 796463, 4 pages
Case Report

Laser Vision Correction on Patients with Sick Optic Nerve: A Case Report

Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, University of Hawaii, 55 S. Kukui Street C-109, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Received 14 October 2011; Accepted 20 November 2011

Academic Editor: C.-K. Joo

Copyright © 2011 Ming Chen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This 48-year-old white female with chronic optic disc edema is reported for the discussion of the management for the laser vision correction. Two procedures were considered, one was PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) and the other was LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis). A search strategy was developed to search evidence in the literature to support the decision in the selection of the better procedure for this patient. The evidences also were rigorously appraised for the validity. PRK was selected and performed on the patient with good outcome.