Severe corneal epithelial sloughing during laser in situ keratomileusis as a presenting sign for silent epithelial basement membrane dystrophy.

@article{PrezSantonja2005SevereCE,
  title={Severe corneal epithelial sloughing during laser in situ keratomileusis as a presenting sign for silent epithelial basement membrane dystrophy.},
  author={Juan Jos{\'e} P{\'e}rez-Santonja and Ahmed Galal Noureldaim Galal and Carmen Lucia Moreno Cardona and Alberto Elosequi Artola and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Ruiz-Moreno and Jorge L. Ali{\'o}},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={
          1932-7
        }
}
PURPOSE To report the occurrence of large intraoperative epithelial sloughing during laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) as a first diagnostic sign for silent epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (EBMD). SETTING Refractive Surgery and Cornea Unit, Alicante Institute of Ophthalmology, Alicante, Spain. METHODS In this retrospective case series, the medical records of all patients with large corneal epithelial sloughing/defects during LASIK from January 1995 to December 2004 were reviewed… CONTINUE READING
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