Phototherapeutic keratectomy update

E. W. Trudo, W. J. Stark, D. T. Azar

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Abstract

Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) uses the excimer laser to treat diseased corneal tissue. The photoablation of corneal opacities and irregular corneal surfaces promotes improvement in best corrected visual acuity and decreased frequency of recurrent erosion episodes. PTK is successful in a variety of corneal disorders and has less complications and a shorter recovery period than lamellar or penetrating keratoplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-627
Number of pages9
JournalOphthalmology Clinics of North America
Volume10
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997

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Corneal Diseases
Corneal Opacity
Excimer Lasers
Penetrating Keratoplasty
Corneal Transplantation
Visual Acuity

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  • Ophthalmology

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Trudo, E. W., Stark, W. J., & Azar, D. T. (1997). Phototherapeutic keratectomy update. Ophthalmology Clinics of North America, 10(4), 619-627.

Phototherapeutic keratectomy update. / Trudo, E. W.; Stark, W. J.; Azar, D. T.

In: Ophthalmology Clinics of North America, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1997, p. 619-627.

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Trudo, EW, Stark, WJ & Azar, DT 1997, 'Phototherapeutic keratectomy update', Ophthalmology Clinics of North America, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 619-627.
Trudo EW, Stark WJ, Azar DT. Phototherapeutic keratectomy update. Ophthalmology Clinics of North America. 1997;10(4):619-627.
Trudo, E. W. ; Stark, W. J. ; Azar, D. T. / Phototherapeutic keratectomy update. In: Ophthalmology Clinics of North America. 1997 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 619-627.
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