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Photorefractive keratectomy without haze and epithelium problems: 'my technique' step-by-step

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First Author: E.Espejo de los Riscos SPAIN

Co Author(s):    M. Rodriguez Calvo de Mora                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To show and share my PRK technic and posoperative treatment.

Setting:

IOF Clinicas Rincon. Refractive Surgery Clinic

Methods:

One hundred of eyes had been followed for 18 months after PRK surgery. Refractions were myopia from -6 to +3 of spherical, and -3 of astigmatism. Principal steps of the technic were big epithelium removing, near the limbus; MMC applied in all cases; therapeutic contact lens during 5-7 days; and three or four months of topical steroids decreasing

Results:

No patients developed haze after 18 months from the surgery. As the same way, we dind't have any problem with epithelium. The visual results were satisfactory, with only 3% of them needed retreatment.

Conclusions:

Significant haze occurs less than 0.5-4%, depending of different risk factors, and the problem with the epithelium is other of the secondary efects of PRK, Based on my technic, surgeons should consider it, because I didn't have any problem with haze and epithelium.

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