Epithelial Plugs in Radial Keratotomy: The Origin of Incisional Keratitis?

@article{Bergmanson2001EpithelialPI,
  title={Epithelial Plugs in Radial Keratotomy: The Origin of Incisional Keratitis?},
  author={Jan P. G. Bergmanson and E J Farmer and John D. Goosey},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2001},
  volume={20},
  pages={866-872}
}
Purpose. Incisions in radial keratotomy (RK) patients were examined histopathologically to explore the cause of delayed infections occurring following this procedure. Methods. Four corneas from two successful RK patients were obtained postmortem and 1 cornea from an unsuccessful RK was collected following lamellar keratoplasty. The tissue was prepared for light and transmission electron microscopy. Results All incisions examined contained an epithelial plug. The average depth of the plugs for… Expand
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