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Surgical management of subepithelial nodules in keratoconus

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First Author: R.Di Cicco ITALY

Co Author(s):    A. Balestrazzi   E. Balestrazzi   P. Michieletto   C. Tamburrelli           

Abstract Details


To show the results of PTK in patients with apical subepithelial corneal opacity and intolerance to contact lenses


Ophthalmic hospital of Rome And balestrazzi office -Rome


From 2014 to 2016 4 eyes of 3 patients affected by Keratoconus ,subepithelial nodules of corneal apex , irregularities of corneal topography, reduction of visual acuity and intolerance to contact lenses, were submitted to PTK with mechanical removal of corneal fibrosis and masking fluid.


All patients achieved an improvement of visual acuity, of the regularity of the corneal surface and an improvement in comfort with contact lenses without any type of complications.


PTK with mechanical removal of corneal fibrosis is a safe and effective procedure for the treatment of apical subepithelial corneal nodules in keratoconus.

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