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Correction of astigmatism with Excimer laser transverse keratectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8017194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transverse keratectomies with the Excimer laser were performed on seven eyes of 4 patients with a mean, naturally occurring astigmatism of 5.32D (SD 1.0), range 4.25 to 7.0D. One month later mean astigmatism was 3.46D (SD 1.35), 3 months later 3.8D (SD 1.35), rising to 4.3D (SD 1.6) after 6 months, and to 4.68 (SD 1.4) after 1 year. The refractive cylinder was reduced from a mean of 5.8D to 4.5D and the mean uncorrected visual acuity rose from 0.16 to 0.3. No serious complications occurred, and uncorrected visual acuity could be improved slightly. Excimer laser transverse keratectomy cannot be recommended as a good method to treat high degrees of naturally occurring astigmatism.
I Schipper; C Suppelt; P Senn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta ophthalmologica     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0001-639X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh)     Publication Date:  1994 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-28     Completed Date:  1994-07-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370347     Medline TA:  Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh)     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Kantonsspital Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Astigmatism / surgery*
Cornea / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Laser Therapy*
Refraction, Ocular
Visual Acuity

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