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Lasik in selected patients with posterior polymorphos corneal dystrophy (PPCD)

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First Author: M.El Fayoumi EGYPT

Co Author(s):    S. Abdelwahab              

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To report the visual outcome of LASIK in 25 eyes with the vesicular or band form of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD) at the end of a two year follow up.


Ophthalmology department , Alsalam International Hospital in Kuwait.


13 patients with PPCD were selected to share in this study, all were asymptomatic and had no previous history of eye trouble other than a stable error of refraction and had a endothelial cell density of more than 2800 cells/ square millimeter. Bilateral uneventful LASIK was done in the eyes of all patients. Preoperative measurements of uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), corneal, and endothelial cell density (ECD) were compared to postoperative measurements performed at follow-up visits 1 day, 1 month, 3 months, 1 and 2 years after surgery.


At 2 years, all eyes had an UCVA equal to or better than 20/25 and BSCVA equal to or better than 20/20. There was a small mean endothelial cell loss (4.1%) at 2 years. No complications were seen throughout the follow up period.


Results at the end of the follow up period indicate efficacy and safety of LASIK in selected eyes with posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD).

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