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Table 7 Change (%) in visual outcome for myopic and hyperopic treatments, for various refractive procedures (eyes)

From: The European registry of quality outcomes for cataract and refractive surgery (EUREQUO): a database study of trends in volumes, surgical techniques and outcomes of refractive surgery

Refractive procedure Myopic treatment Hyperopic treatment
Change in visual acuity Loss of 1 or more lines Unchanged Gain of 1 or more lines Loss of 1 or more lines Unchanged Gain of 1 or more lines
LASIK 15.1 62.7 22.1 20.3 62.2 17.5
LASEK 14.7 66.7 18.5 13.1 72.4 14.6
PRK 11.8 65.7 22.6 13.0 65.1 21.8
Epi-LASIK 28.1 57.6 14.3 37.1 60.0 14.3
RLE 8.0 52.3 39.6 18.7 55.7 25.6
Phakic IOL AC 7.2 50.6 42.2 16.9 59.7 23.4