Journal article

Indications and outcomes of phototherapeutic keratectomy in the developing world

Namrata Sharma, Gaurav Prakash, Rajesh Sinha, Radhika Tandon, Jeewan S Titiyal, Rasik B Vajpayee

CORNEA | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE: To analyze the indications and outcomes of phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) in the developing world. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the records of 203 consecutive eyes of 191 patients who had undergone PTK at a tertiary eye care center were evaluated. The parameters assessed were indications of PTK, demographic features, best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), and pachymetry. PTK was done by using a 193-nm Ar-F Excimer laser (Chiron Technolas Keracor 217 C) in a 6-mm optic zone. Patients were followed up for 6 months. RESULTS: The most common indication of PTK was symptomatic bullous keratopathy (103 eyes). The patients were divided into 2 groups: those with bullous..

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