The epithelial flap for photorefractive keratectomy.

  title={The epithelial flap for photorefractive keratectomy.},
  author={Sonal Shah and A R Sebai Sarhan and Senan J. Doyle and Chitra Pillai and Harmnider S Dua},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={85 4},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Epithelial debridement for photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is associated with pain, slower visual recovery, and may be aetiological in haze production. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical results of a new technique involving raising and replacing of an epithelial flap in photorefractive keratectomy. METHODS A prospective, non-randomised, comparative, paired eye trial was performed in 72 eyes of 36 patients who underwent PRK with a Nidek EC-5000 excimer laser… CONTINUE READING


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