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Lasik in selected patients with posterior polymorphos corneal dystrophy (PPCD)

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First Author: M.El Fayoumi EGYPT

Co Author(s):    S. Abdelwahab              

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To report the visual outcome of LASIK in 25 eyes with the vesicular or band form of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD) at the end of a two year follow up.

Setting:

Ophthalmology department , Alsalam International Hospital in Kuwait.

Methods:

13 patients with PPCD were selected to share in this study, all were asymptomatic and had no previous history of eye trouble other than a stable error of refraction and had a endothelial cell density of more than 2800 cells/ square millimeter. Bilateral uneventful LASIK was done in the eyes of all patients. Preoperative measurements of uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), corneal, and endothelial cell density (ECD) were compared to postoperative measurements performed at follow-up visits 1 day, 1 month, 3 months, 1 and 2 years after surgery.

Results:

At 2 years, all eyes had an UCVA equal to or better than 20/25 and BSCVA equal to or better than 20/20. There was a small mean endothelial cell loss (4.1%) at 2 years. No complications were seen throughout the follow up period.

Conclusions:

Results at the end of the follow up period indicate efficacy and safety of LASIK in selected eyes with posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD).

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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