Rinsho Ganka Volume 51, Issue 4 (April 1997)

Longterm results and recurrence after therapeutic excimer laser keratectomy Hideki Yorii 1 , Keizou Takahashi 1 , Yuichi Ohashi 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Ehime Univ Sch of Med pp.531-534
Published Date 1997/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905301
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We reviewed 26 eyes in 20 patients who received photokeratectomy with excimer laser and who could be followed up for 2 years or longer. The causative lesion comprised granular dystrophy 14 eyes, band keratopathy 7 eyes, lattice dystrophy 3 eyes, gelatinous drop-like dystrophy 1 eyes and recurrent corneal erosion 1 eye. At 2 years after treatment, the corrected visual acuity had improved over the pretreatment level in all the eyes. The corneal lesion recurred in 5 eyes including 4 eyes of band keratopathy and 1 eye of granular dystrophy. The recurrence was slight and did not affect the visual acuity. The present therapeutic modality was thus beneficial regarding visual acuity but did not always prevent recurrence in progressive corneal lesions.

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51巻4号 (1997年4月)
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