Operative procedure for treatment of recurrent erosion, map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy, and other superficial dystrophic or degenerative disorders of the cornea.
No epidemiologic data available for this topic.
Superficial keratectomy has been performed since the early 1980s. Buxton et al. were among the first who performed this procedure to treat epithelial basement membrane dystrophy.
See “Treatment” section below.
Thorough examination of the anterior segment with the slit lamp and corneal topography, pachymetry, and measurement of uncorrected and best spectacle-corrected visual acuity are mandatory to maintain best possible postoperative results.
Anterior stromal puncture
See “History” section above.
After topical anesthesia, the treated area is...
- Albert DM, Miller JW, Azar DT (2008) Albert & Jakobiec’s principles & practice of ophthalmology. Saunders, PhiladelphiaGoogle Scholar