Recurrence of keratitis after excimer laser keratectomy

Nada S. Jabbur, Terrence P. O'Brien

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We report 3 patients who experienced a recurrence of nonherpetic keratitis after excimer laser photorefractive surgery. Two patients had a history of culture-positive adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis, and 1 had a clinical diagnosis of Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis (SPK) prior to excimer laser surgery. Patients should be informed that excimer laser surgery may contribute to a recurrence of keratitis and Thygeson's SPK. Recognition and appropriate treatment can result in resolution and maintenance of a good refractive outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-201
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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