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Radiant energy and refractory corneal abscess

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First Author: A.Francone ARGENTINA

Co Author(s):    F. Pellegrino                    

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


Hospital Oftalmologico Santa Lucia. Buenos Aires. Argentina.


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 .


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.


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

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