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Phototherapeutic Keratectomy - Superficial Keratectomy for Irregular Astigmatism

  Channels: Cornea | Posted 1/8/2016

Matthew Rauen, MD, of Wolfe Eye Clinic in West Des Moines, Iowa, provides cases of irregular astigmatism due to anterior corneal pathology. The final case is treated with a combination of superficial keratectomy and phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK). This laser treatment of the cornea led to an excellent visual outcome.

Astigmatism • Cornea • Excimer Lasers • Pentacam HR • Phototherapeutic Keratectomy, PTK • Surface ablation

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