Evaluation of Ocular Sealant and Brimonidine Use in Routine LASIK Surgery

Sunday, April 19, 2015: 1:56 PM
Room 3 (San Diego Convention Center)
William F. Wiley, MD
Shamik Bafna, MD

To analyze the effectiveness and tolerability of the ReSure Sealant in combination with brimonidine eye drops during LASIK eye surgery for the prevention of flap slippage.

Twenty consecutive eyes undergoing LASIK surgery were examined prospectively in a case series with the application of topical brimonidine and the ReSure Sealant.  Patients were monitored at day 1 and week 1 for visual acuity, flap slippage, gutter healing, subconjunctival hemorrhage, and ocular discomfort.

Results are pending and will be updated by the January 31 deadline.  Visual acuity, flap slippage, gutter healing, subconjunctival hemmorage, and ocular discomfort will be reported.

Brimonidine has been shown to reduce subconjunctival hemmorage, halo size and pupil size in patients with night-vision symptoms after LASIK surgery.  However, the use of brimonidine may result in flap slippage or other complications.  The ReSure Sealant may prove to be an effective means of stabilizing LASIK flaps in the first post-operative week.