Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) – a successful treatment for Thiel-Behnke dystrophy and its recurrences

@article{Amm1999PhototherapeuticK,
  title={Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) – a successful treatment for Thiel-Behnke dystrophy and its recurrences},
  author={Marita Amm},
  journal={Der Ophthalmologe},
  year={1999},
  volume={96},
  pages={489-493}
}
SummaryIn recent years good results after treatment of different superficial corneal pathologies with the excimer laser 193 nm have been reported. Thiel-Behnke dystrophy is a hereditary form of anterior stromal dystrophy, a promising layer for successful phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK). This type of dystrophy was first described in 1967 in Kiel. Patients and methods: Ten members of the original family of 1967 were re-examined at the University Eye Hospital, Kiel. A phototherapeutic… CONTINUE READING

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