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Radiant energy and refractory corneal abscess

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First Author: A.Francone ARGENTINA

Co Author(s):    F. Pellegrino                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To determine the beneficial properties of argon laser as adjunctive therapy in patients with severe corneal abscesses.

Setting:

Hospital Oftalmologico Santa Lucia. Buenos Aires. Argentina.

Methods:

Report of 4 cases and review of literature. The first 3 cases whose etiologies are Fusarium, Pseudomonas and Fusarium pseudomona coinfection, refractory to medical therapy and a case of beta hemolytic streptococcal keratitis who presented intolerance to topical treatment, all of whom were subjected to argon laser therapy .

Results:

Complete resolution of the infiltrate and areas of necrosis was observed after two weeks of laser treatment. On average track 8 / - 2 months after application, patients showed corneas tectonically stable and free of infection. One case experienced stromal thinning and required conjunctival flap.

Conclusions:

Argon laser phototherapy is useful as an adjunctive treatment for infectious keratitis refractory to medical treatment. More cases are needed to validate our results.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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