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Epi-LASIK: A Confocal Microscopy Analysis of the Corneal Epithelium and Anterior Stroma.
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PMID:  22788583     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the confocal microscopy findings at the corneal epithelium and anterior stroma after epi-LASIK.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twelve eyes of 12 patients underwent epi-LASIK. A central scan of the total corneal thickness was taken with the confocal microscope before and at 2 weeks and 1 month after surgery. Corneal epithelial thickness was measured and the anterior stroma morphology was also analyzed.
RESULTS: Mean epithelial thickness was 46.5 ± 5.5 μm before surgery. It had decreased by 23.4% (35.6 ± 5.6 μm) at 2 weeks and by 22.1% (36.2 ± 5 μm) at 1 month postoperatively, compared with the preoperative measurement. The change in thickness was statistically significant. The anterior stroma showed keratocyte activation at 2 weeks and 1 month after surgery.
CONCLUSION: Corneal epithelial thickness was decreased up to 1 month after surgery. The stromal ablation zone showed keratocyte activation in both postoperative measurements.
Manuel Ramírez; Everardo Hernández-Quintela; Ramón Naranjo-Tackman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1938-2375     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155780     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2012, SLACK Incorporated.
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