corneal dystrophy

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Carlo, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Carlo

    Carlo Guest


    is excimer laser a good way to eliminate corneal dystrophy?
    Any info, opinion or comment would be greatly appreciated.
    Carlo, Oct 27, 2003
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  2. Carlo

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    (Carlo) wrote in
    There are many types of corneal dystrophy, some of which might preclude any
    kind of excimer laser surgery. However, epithelial basement membrane
    dystrophy, EBMD, also called map-dot or fingerprint dystrophy, is a
    contraindication for LASIK, but not PRK. PRK, or its cousin PTK, has been
    advocated as a treatment for this disorder, because it removes the
    defective basement membrane. Best consult with a corneal specialist to be

    Dr. Leukoma, Oct 28, 2003
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