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PURPOSE To evaluate postoperative pain, corneal epithelial healing, development of corneal haze, refractive outcomes, and corneal aberrations in a novel one-step, modified transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), termed All-surface laser ablation (ASLA), compared to conventional, alcohol-assisted PRK. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty eyes of 30(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy, predictability, and safety of topographically supported customized ablations (TOSCAs) for decentered ablations following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). DESIGN Prospective nonrandomized clinical trial. METHODS Nine patients (11 eyes) with LASIK-induced decentered ablations underwent TOSCA following flap lifting.(More)
A 42-year-old man had Intacs (Addition Technology Inc.) implantation for early pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD). Two Intacs segments (0.45 mm thickness) were inserted uneventfully in the fashion typically used for low myopia correction (nasal-temporal). Eleven months after the procedure, the uncorrected visual acuity was 20/200, compared with counting(More)
PURPOSE Eyes with iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome have a high risk of failure in glaucoma filtering surgery failing. We investigated the efficacy of trabeculectomy with intraoperative mitomycin-C application in these patients. DESIGN Retrospective nonrandomized comparative trial with historical controls. PARTICIPANTS AND CONTROLS Ten patients(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of pupillary block glaucoma requires sufficient clarity of the ocular media. This is particularly important for assessment of both the presence and patency of an iridotomy, and the determination of central anterior chamber depth. METHODS High frequency ultrasonography was used in three patients with suspected pupillary block to(More)
PURPOSE To review the results of photorefractive keratectomy used to treat astigmatism occurring after penetrating keratoplasty. METHODS Seven patients who had undergone corneal transplantation previously and had significant postoperative astigmatism were included. All these patients were intolerant of spectacle and contact lens correction. Excimer laser(More)
AIMS To elucidate changes in the anatomy of the anterior chamber associated with iridoschisis, a rare form of iris atrophy, and their potential contribution to angle closure glaucoma. METHODS Both eyes of a 71-year-old woman with bilateral iridoschisis and fibrous dysplasia and her asymptomatic 50-year-old daughter were scanned with a very high frequency(More)
A 56-year-old woman had conductive keratoplasty (CK) for residual hyperopia and astigmatism. Three years before the procedure, the patient had arcuate keratotomy, followed by laser in situ keratomileusis 2 years later for high astigmatism correction in both eyes. During CK, a corneal perforation occurred in the right eye; during the postoperative(More)