Infection Following Photorefractive Keratectomy

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is the most commonly performed refractive procedure in the US military and is regaining popularity in the civilian world as a safe alternative to LASIK. Pain after PRK is often significant, but can be mediated with the use of a bandage soft contact lens worn continuously until the epithelium heals. Postoperative eye infections are very rare after PRK; however, the consequences can be visually devastating. Prior works have shown that bandage lenses have a high rate of bacterial contamination despite the low rate of infection. Moxifloxacin is (Read more...)

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