Cryotherapy in Mooren's ulcer Junzo Hirano 1 , Miki Hirano 1 1Hirano Eye Clinic pp.1495-1498
Published Date 1991/8/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410900808
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We successfully treated 4 cases of unilateral Mooren's ulcer by cryoapplication. All the eyes failed to respond to prior conventional medical treatments. The ulcerated area was cauterized by a cryoprobe at-40℃ for 10 to 15 seconds. After cryoapplication, the ulcers became epithelialized in 1 to 2 weeks.Two eyes in the series healed after onesession of cryotherapy, while other 2 eyes required additional treatments. Recurrences were common but were treated by the same procedure. This procedure is easy to perform, induces rapid benefi-cial effect without complications and is repeatable. We recommend cryotherapy as the treatment of choice for unilateral Mooren's ulcer.

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