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Punctate keratopathy of West Indians in patients undergoing photorefractive surgery

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First Author: A.Tello COLOMBIA

Co Author(s):    V. Galvis   M. Revelo   D. Paredes   L. Jaramillo     

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Purpose:

We present two cases of patients with corneal lesions compatible with punctate keratopathy of West Indians who underwent photorefractive keratectomy and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. Both had good postoperative results. The corneal lesions did not interfere with the refractive surgery

Setting:

Centro Oftalmológico Virgilio Galvis, Floridablanca, Colombia

Methods:

Case reports of two patients with Punctate Keratopathy of West Indians, who underwent excimer laser refractive surgery (Case 1 PRK and case 2 LASIK)

Results:

In both cases postoperative evolution was uneventful. In Case 1 at the last follow-up visit 22 months after PRK, UCVA was 20/20 in both eyes and the BCVA was also 20/20—with refraction of plano—0.50 dioptres in both eyes, reaching 20/20. Punctate West Indians keratopathy lesion did not experience any additional change. In Case 2 at the last follow-up visit 1 month after LASIK, her distance UCVA was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/100 in the left eye, as expected (monovision). Refraction was plano and –2.25 dioptres for her right and left eyes, respectively. BCVA was 20/20 in both eyes. The white peripheral lesion in her left cornea remained stable.

Conclusions:

This non-infectious, non-inflammatory, asymptomatic condition of unknown aetiology did not cause any negative effects in our patients who were operated on with an excimer laser.

Financial Disclosure:

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