Features of Recurrence after Excimer Laser Phototherapeutic Keratectomy for Anterior Corneal Pathologies in North China – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To study long-term clinical patterns of recurrence of anterior corneal pathologies after excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK). Design: Retrospective, noncomparative, interventional case series. Participants: Thirty patients (44 eyes) with anterior corneal pathologies who underwent PTK and experienced recurrence after long-term follow-up between March 1997 and April 2012. Preoperative diagnoses included band keratopathy in 7 eyes, anterior basement membrane dystrophy (ABMD) in 8 eyes, granular dystrophy in 15 eyes, lattice dystrophy in 10 eyes, and macular corneal dystrophy (MCD) in 4 eyes. Methods: Data of each patient were collected regarding the recurrence of primary disease after PTK. RTVue (Optovue, Inc., (Read more...)

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