Table 1

Analysis of each re-treatment case

Primary PTKRepeat PTK
PatientAge (years)SexTraumaDate PTKAblation profileSymptom free period (weeks)Date PTK re-treatmentAblation profileFollow up (months)Symptoms
V = Visx, S = Summit, N = Nidek EC 5000. Ablations were circular in shape or circular supplemented by the “string of pearls” ablation configuration.
*Where a “string of pearls” configuration was used the number of ablations (“pearls”), diameter, and depth of each ablation is given. Ablation diameter is given in mm and depth of ablation in μm.
149FYes2/11/95 (V)6.5 mm, 7.5 μm,420/3/96 (V)6.5 mm, 7.5 μm60Nil
251FYes18/4/96 (S)6 mm, 7.5 μm + *3 × (2 mm, 7.5 μm)3218/6/98 (N)9 mm, 8 μm + 4 mm, 8 μm eccentric34Nil
342FYes21/5/98 (N)9 mm, 8 μm2014/5/99 (N)9 mm, 8 μm + *8 × (2 mm, 8 μm)23Nil
458MNo3/6/98 (N)9 mm, 8 μm44/8/98 (N)9 mm, 8 μm32Nil
579FNo19/10/98 (N)9 mm, 8 μm1011/5/00 (N)7.5 mm, 10 μm10Nil
657FNo12/4/99 (N)9 mm, 8 μm813/10/99 (N)9 mm, 8 μm18Foreign body sensation
738MYes5/8/99 (N)9 mm, 8 μm912/10/99 (N)7.5 mm, 8 μm + *6 × (3 mm, 10 μm)18Nil
857FNo17/2/00 (N)7.5 mm, 8 μm36/7/00 (N)9 mm, 8 μm9Foreign body sensation