Management of pellucid marginal corneal degeneration with simultaneous customized photorefractive keratectomy and collagen crosslinking

George D. Kymionis, Alexandra E. Karavitaki, George A. Kounis, Dimitra M. Portaliou, Sonia H. Yoo, Ioannis G. Pallikaris

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Abstract

A 34-year-old woman had simultaneous photorefractive keratectomy and corneal collagen crosslinking with riboflavin-ultraviolet-A irradiation for the treatment of progressive pellucid marginal corneal degeneration in both eyes. No intraoperative or early postoperative complications occurred. Twelve months postoperatively, the uncorrected visual acuity was assessed at 20/40 in both eyes compared with counting fingers preoperatively. The corrected visual acuity also improved from 20/50 and 20/63 to 20/25 and 20/32 in the right eye and left eye, respectively. Corneal topography revealed a significant improvement in both eyes. Despite the encouraging results, longer follow-up is necessary to confirm the stability of the results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1298-1301
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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