The Benefits of Pre-Treating Corneas

May 11, 2010

An approach to pre-treating two corneal conditions that makes for better refractive surgery by Asim Piracha, MD, Louisville, Kentucky, has been published in the Review of Ophthalmology.

An approach to pre-treating two corneal conditions that makes for better refractive surgery by Asim Piracha, MD, Louisville, Kentucky, has been published in the Review of Ophthalmology.

“No one would perform cataract surgery on a post-refractive surgery patient without using every method possible to ensure the most accurate keratometry possible.

“However, if a refractive surgeon performs refractive surgery on a patient with anterior basement membrane dystrophy without treating the ABMD first and then letting the refraction stabilize, his results can be just as unpredictable, since the ABMD can affect the refraction in ways the surgeon can’t foresee. In this article, I’ll explain how I approach ABMD patients, and patients with Salzmann’s nodular degeneration, who desire refractive surgery.”

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