Exposure keratopathy after cosmetic CO2 laser skin resurfacing

Anita I. Miedziak, John D Gottsch, Nicholas T. Iliff

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Abstract

Purpose. To report two cases of exposure keratopathy after cosmetic CO2 laser skin resurfacing. Methods. Two patients presented with bilateral intrapalpebral epitheliopathy. They were examined, treated, and followed for several weeks. Results. Nonsurgical treatment options, including a variety of lubricants, punctal plugs, and lid taping, did not lead to a complete resolution of symptoms. Surgical options were recommended. Conclusion. Exposure keratopathy should be recognized as a potential side effect of not only incisional lid surgery but also facial CO2 laser skin resurfacing procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)846-848
Number of pages3
JournalCornea
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

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Keywords

  • CO laser skin resurfacing
  • Cosmetic lid surgery
  • Exposure keratopathy
  • Iatrogenic keratopathy
  • Lower lid retraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Exposure keratopathy after cosmetic CO2 laser skin resurfacing. / Miedziak, Anita I.; Gottsch, John D; Iliff, Nicholas T.

In: Cornea, Vol. 19, No. 6, 2000, p. 846-848.

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Miedziak, Anita I. ; Gottsch, John D ; Iliff, Nicholas T. / Exposure keratopathy after cosmetic CO2 laser skin resurfacing. In: Cornea. 2000 ; Vol. 19, No. 6. pp. 846-848.
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