Table 1: Baseline parameters of eyes with and without BCL application.

TotalBCL eyesControl eyes

Age (years)22.5 ± 14.8 (18–33)
Sex (F/M)18/23
R/L20/2121/20
Preoperative measurements
Mean spherical refraction (D)−4.31 ± 1.77 (−10.25 to −1.50)−4.44 ± 1.80 (−10.75 to −1.50)0.244
Mean cylindrical refraction (D)−0.36 ± 0.50 (−2.00 to 0.00)−0.34 ± 0.51 (−2.00 to 0.00)0.688
BCVA1.08 ± 0.13 (1.0–1.5)1.08 ± 0.16 (0.8–1.5)0.799
IOP14.9 ± 2.8 (7.7–20.4)15.2 ± 3.1 (8.4–20.1)0.318
CCT536.3 ± 24.8 (500–620)537.0 ± 25.3 (495–616)0.513
Ablation depth83.4 ± 18.4 (43–132)86.3 ± 19.8 (43–145)0.060
Postoperative measurements
UCVA 1 day0.83 ± 0.20 (0.3–1.0)0.92 ± 0.13 (0.6–1.0)0.032
UCVA 3 days0.94 ± 0.08 (0.8–1.0)0.97 ± 0.07 (0.8–1.0)0.323
UCVA 6 months1.07 ± 0.11 (1.0–1.5)1.08 ± 0.12 (0.9–1.5)0.359
BCVA 6 months1.14 ± 0.11 (1.0–1.5)1.14 ± 0.13 (1.0–1.5)0.519
Spherical refraction (D) 6 months0.01 ± 0.30 (−0.50 to 0.50)−0.01 ± 0.30 (−0.75 to 0.50)0.816
Cylindrical refraction (D) 6 months−0.21 ± 0.20 (−0.50 to 0.00)−0.17 ± 0.20 (−0.50 to 0.00)0.291
IOP 6 months10.2 ± 2.5 (5.5–14.7)10.3 ± 2.5 (5.5–17.2)0.984

Values are mean ± SEM (range). Patients underwent bilateral femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (FS-LASIK surgery) followed by application of a bandage contact lens (BCL) to one eye (BCL eyes) but not the other (control eyes). F/M, female/male; R/L, right/left eye; D, diopters; BCVA, best-corrected visual acuity; IOP, intraocular pressure; CCT, central corneal thickness; UCVA, uncorrected visual acuity.