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Am J Ophthalmol. 1996 Jan;121(1):93-4.

Annular keratotomy for the treatment of painful bullous keratopathy.

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Cornea Service, Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To determine whether annular keratotomy can relieve pain associated with bullous keratopathy.

METHODS:

Three patients with painful bullous keratopathy and poor visual potential underwent partial-thickness (0.30 to 0.42 mm) trephination of the cornea under local anesthesia.

RESULTS:

All patients reported an absence of pain and foreign body sensation during an average follow-up interval of six months. The surgical procedure was uncomplicated; however, two eyes developed increased central corneal stromal edema.

CONCLUSIONS:

Annular keratotomy appears to be a relatively safe and simple surgical procedure that may be useful in managing pain in eyes with painful cornea edema and poor visual potential.

PMID:
8554087
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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