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Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 2001 Mar-Apr;32(2):129-33.

Use of Erbium:YAG laser in the treatment of palpebral xanthelasmas.

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Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

In light of the research and the use of lasers in the therapy of xanthelasmas, the authors report their experience in the treatment of this pathology with Erbium:YAG laser.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

In 30 patients, all female, 70 xanthelasmas were treated with Erbium:YAG laser, 65 (93%) of which were on the upper eyelid and 5 (7%) on the lower eyelid, varying from 1 x 1.5 mm to 11 X 20 mm in size. Spots with a diameter of 1.6 mm, energy of 300 mJ, frequency of 1-5 Hz and in a number varying were used in relation to the extent of the pathology.

RESULTS:

In all cases, the appearance and functional results were good, without leaving scars and/or dyschromia.

CONCLUSIONS:

Erbium:YAG laser, in the treatment of xanthelasmas, is a parasurgical method that is simple to perform and because of the successful aesthetic and functional results, is a valid alternative to the more traditional treatment methods.

PMID:
11300634
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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