Excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy before cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation.

@article{Salah1996ExcimerLP,
  title={Excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy before cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation.},
  author={Tarek Salah and Akef El Maghraby and George Oral Waring},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1996},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={
          340-8
        }
}
PURPOSE To determine whether sequential excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) followed by cataract extraction and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation with power calculation based on the new corneal curvature is effective in managing superficial corneal disease. METHODS Of a consecutive series of 18 eyes of 16 patients who received PTK, extracapsular cataract extraction, and posterior chamber IOL insertion, twelve eyes had spheroidal degeneration and six eyes, calcific band… CONTINUE READING
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