Journal article

Phototherapeutic keratectomy for anterior scarring in an epikeratophakia lenticule.

DR Lazzaro, MB Starr, ED Donnenfeld, M Newton, MG Odrich

CLAO J | Published : 2000

Abstract

PURPOSE: To present a case of anterior scarring in an epikeratophakia lenticule and its partially successful treatment with the excimer laser. METHODS: Excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) was used to reduce corneal scarring in an epikeratophakia lenticule. RESULTS: Visual acuity improved after two sessions of PTK. CONCLUSIONS: PTK is an alternative to epikeratophakia lenticule removal.