Topical drug may reduce recovery time for post-LASIK vision

Adding topical cyclosporine A to the standard postoperative treatment regimen may help speed visual recovery and improve final vision in patients undergoing LASIK, according to a retrospective study by California researchers.

At 1 week postop, 44.9% of eyes treated with cyclosporine achieved a visual acuity of 20/15 compared with 22.2% of control eyes, according to the study.