Excimer laser surface ablation - a review

Anita Reynolds, Johnny E. Moore, Shehzad A. Naroo, C.B. Tara Moore, Sunil Shah

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Abstract

Corneal surface laser ablation procedures for the correction of refractive error have enjoyed a resurgence of interest, especially in patients with a possible increased risk of complications after lamellar surgery. Improvements in the understanding of corneal biomechanical changes, the modulation of wound healing, laser technology including ablation profiles and different methods for epithelial removal have widened the scope for surface ablation. This article discusses photorefractive keratectomy, trans-epithelial photorefractive keratectomy, laser-assisted sub-epithelial keratomileusis and epithelial-laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-182
Number of pages15
JournalClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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Photorefractive Keratectomy
Excimer Lasers
Laser Therapy
Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy
Laser In Situ Keratomileusis
Refractive Errors
Wound Healing
Lasers
Technology

Keywords

  • Epi-LASIK
  • excimer laser
  • LASEK
  • myopia
  • photorefractive keractectomy
  • PRK
  • surface ablation

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Reynolds, Anita ; Moore, Johnny E. ; Naroo, Shehzad A. ; Moore, C.B. Tara ; Shah, Sunil. / Excimer laser surface ablation - a review. In: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2010 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 168-182.
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In: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 38, No. 2, 03.2010, p. 168-182.

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