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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              

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


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


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.


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.


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

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