Excimer Laser Phototherapeutic Keratectomy in Eyes With Corneal Stromal Dystrophies With and Without a Corneal Graft – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To evaluate and compare the visual outcomes and recurrence patterns of corneal stromal dystrophies after excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) in eyes with and without a corneal graft.Design: Retrospective, comparative case series.Methods: setting: Cornea Service, Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. study population: The patients were divided into 2 groups. Group 1 comprised patients with no graft who underwent PTK (22 eyes of 15 patients), and group 2 comprised patients who underwent PTK over a previous full-thickness graft (18 eyes of 14 patients). intervention: All patients underwent PTK for decreased vision, symptoms of recurrent erosions, or both. main outcome measures: (Read more...)

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