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Sequential customized therapeutic keratectomy for severe Salzmann corneal nodular degeneration: long-term follow-up

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First Author: F.Camesasca ITALY

Co Author(s):    P. Vinciguerra   R. Vinciguerra   S. Trazza              

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To report long-term outcome of Sequential Customized Therapeutic Keratectomy (SCTK) for Salzmann Nodular Degeneration (SND) causing severe visual acuity (VA) reduction.

Setting:

Ophthalmology Dept., Humanitas Research Institute, Rozzano, Milan, Italy

Methods:

Nine eyes of 6 patients (mean age, 69.28 yrs) with SND underwent mechanical pannus removal and SCTK. Mean preoperative VA was 0.64�Â�±0.89 LogMAR with 3.78 D sph -1.75 D cyl mean correction. Mean pupillary K was 43.29 D and mean pachimetry 562.11�Â�±59.50�Î�¼m.

Results:

Seven years after surgery, mean VA was 0.21�Â�±0.66 LogMAR with �.45 D sph -1.85 D cyl mean correction. Mean pupillary K was 42.08 D and mean pachimetry 536.20�Â�±58.03�Î�¼m. No patient underwent corneal transplant, and no disease recurrence was observed.

Conclusions:

Seven years after SCTK, eyes showed improved VA and stable refraction. More invasive procedures such as PK or DALK were avoided

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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