Isolated Bowman layer transplantation to manage persistent subepithelial haze after excimer laser surface ablation.

@article{Lie2010IsolatedBL,
  title={Isolated Bowman layer transplantation to manage persistent subepithelial haze after excimer laser surface ablation.},
  author={J. L. W. T. Lie and Konstantinos Droutsas and L. F. van den Ham and Isabel Dapena and Bob Ververs and Henny G. Otten and Jacqueline van der Wees and Gerrit R J Melles},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={1036-41}
}
In a 21-year-old patient with persistent dense subepithelial haze after photorefractive keratectomy, unresponsive to retreatment, a stromal flap, 9.0 mm in diameter and approximately 60 microm in thickness, was excised and an unsutured 9.0 mm donor Bowman layer was transplanted onto the stromal bed. The corrected distance visual acuity improved from 20/40 (0.5) before surgery to 20/18 (1.2) with a scleral-supported contact lens 2 months after transplantation. With optical coherence tomography… CONTINUE READING