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Cornea. 2004 Apr;23(3):311-3.

Phototherapeutic keratectomy in Schnyder crystalline corneal dystrophy.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Zonguldak, Turkey. mrtkksl@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To emphasize the effectiveness of phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) in a patient with Schnyder crystalline corneal dystrophy (SCCD).

METHODS:

Case report.

RESULTS:

Two eyes of a patient with SCCD underwent PTK. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) increased from 2/10 to 8/10 (plano/-1.50 x 10) in the right eye in a lit room. BCVA of the left eye was 4/10 (-8.00/-1.50 x 170) and did not change after treatment because of anisometropic amblyopia. No recurrence was detected after 68 months of follow-up.

CONCLUSION:

PTK may be effective in the treatment of SCCD, especially if the crystals are the cause of visual disturbance.

PMID:
15084868
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