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Am J Ophthalmol. 1998 Nov;126(5):725-7.

Neurotrophic corneal defects after diode laser cycloablation.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill 27799-7040, USA. smjl23@med.unc.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report the occurrence of neurotrophic corneal defects after ciliary body ablation with the diode laser.

METHODS:

Case reports.

RESULT:

Neurotrophic keratitis, previously associated with cyclocryotherapy, may also be associated with ciliary body ablation with a contact diode laser.

CONCLUSION:

Practitioners who use the diode laser for ciliary body ablation should be aware of neurotrophic keratitis as a possible complication, especially because the patient population receiving this therapy may have diabetes, chronic eye inflammation, or other conditions predisposing to compromised corneal innervation, which is necessary for epithelial integrity.

PMID:
9822241
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9394(98)00175-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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