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J Cataract Refract Surg. 1999 May;25(5):709-11.

Excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy in myopic eyes with corectopia.

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Clinique Universitaire Ophtalmologique, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France.


Corectopia, the eccentric displacement of the pupil, may be associated with other abnormalities such as axial high myopia or ectopia lentis. We report the case of a patient presenting for surgery to correct bilateral myopia of 6.50 diopters (D) associated with corectopia. Excimer laser ablation was decentered and performed on the center of the abnormal pupils. After a 2 year follow-up, best corrected visual acuity was 20/20 with -1.00 D correction in each eye. To our knowledge, this is the first report of excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy for myopia associated with corectopia. The satisfactory results suggest that in abnormally eccentric pupils, excimer laser treatment of myopia may be successful when it is centered on the deviated pupil.

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