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Aust N Z J Ophthalmol. 1998 Feb;26(1):47-9.

Corneal scarring and irregular astigmatism following refractive surgery in a corneal transplant.

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  • 1Sydney Refractive Surgery Centre, Chatswood, NSW, Australia.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Scarring may follow refractive surgery, causing irregular astigmatism and loss of visual acuity.

METHODS:

A case report of scarring and irregular astigmatism occurring in a corneal transplant following photorefractive keratectomy and arcuate incisions is presented.

RESULTS:

Following surgical excision of the scar, unaided visual acuity improved from 1/60 to 6/12. Histopathology of the excised scar was obtained.

CONCLUSIONS:

Refractive surgery following corneal transplantation may produce scarring. The origin of the scar in the present case has not been established.

PMID:
9524031
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