Excimer laser surface ablation - a review

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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.

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

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