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Relaxing keratotomy for post-keratoplasty high astigmatism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6341916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seventeen patients underwent relaxing keratotomy for post-keratoplasty high astigmatism (range 8.5 to 18.0 diopters). The mean reduction in cylinder was 7.53 (+/- 3.13 SD) diopters, with a range from 2.5 to 11.5 diopters. There was a trend toward a more myopic spherical equivalent of 1.69 (+/- 2.29 SD) diopters with a range of 0.43 diopters of flattening to 5.5 diopters of steepening. Perforations occurred in two patients, but none had a permanent negative outcome.
J Sugar; A K Kirk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0022-023X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg     Publication Date:  1983 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-06-10     Completed Date:  1983-06-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241035     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Astigmatism / etiology,  therapy*
Cornea / surgery*
Corneal Transplantation
Postoperative Complications
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