Avellino corneal dystrophy exacerbated after LASIK: Scanning electron microscopic findings

Mi In Roh, Hans E. Grossniklaus, So Hyang Chung, Shin Jeong Kang, Woon Cho Kim, Eung Kweon Kim

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the ultrastructure of the cornea of Avellino corneal dystrophy (ACD) exacerbated by LASIK. Methods: Three ACD patients with exacerbation of granular corneal deposits after LASIK underwent surgical removal of the corneal flap. The corneal flap was processed for scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Results: SEM of all patients showed abnormal granular clusters in the fibrils of the corneal flap. Conclusion: Laser in situ keratomileusis induces corneal collagen abnormalities and adhesions of granular material in ACD patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-311
Number of pages6
JournalCornea
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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