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J Refract Surg. 2006 May;22(5):511-3.

Dry eye after photorefractive keratectomy with adjuvant mitomycin C.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Vision and Optics, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece. kymionis@med.uoc.gr

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report a patient with dry eye after bilateral photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with mitomycin C treatment in one eye.

METHODS:

A 29-year-old woman underwent PRK for moderate myopia. The left eye was randomly assigned and intraoperative topical mitomycin C was administered. The right (control) eye was treated with intraoperative corticosteroid only.

RESULTS:

The patient developed dry eye symptoms and superficial punctuate keratopathy in the eye treated with mitomycin C. Fifteen months after surgery no improvement was noted.

CONCLUSIONS:

Photorefractive keratectomy with mitomycin C treatment could induce or exacerbate dry eye.

PMID:
16722493
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