Treatment of band keratopathy by excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy: surgical techniques and long term follow up.

@article{Obrart1993TreatmentOB,
  title={Treatment of band keratopathy by excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy: surgical techniques and long term follow up.},
  author={David P O'brart and David S Gartry and Chris P. Lohmann and Ann L Patmore and Malcolm G Kerr Muir and John Marshall},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1993},
  volume={77 11},
  pages={702-8}
}
A series of 122 eyes with band keratopathy was treated by excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK), with a mean follow up of over 12.3 months (range 3 to 60 months). A single photoablation zone was used to remove the opacity over the visual axis in smooth surfaced band deposition. In eyes with reduced vision, an improvement was reported in 88% and in a series of 66 eyes mean Snellen visual acuity increased significantly (p < 0.05, t = 2.27). A reduction in glare was reported in 88% and… CONTINUE READING

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