Granular dystrophy of the cornea. Contact lens fitting after phototherapeutic keratectomy

F A Eggink, W H Beekhuis

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    We performed a phototherapeutic keratectomy using excimer laser 193-nm ablation in a patient with granular dystrophy of the cornea. The hyperopic shift caused by the 5-mm diameter tissue ablation could effectively be corrected by a high oxygen-transmissible, aspheric, rigid contact lenses 1 week after treatment. Corneal topographic analysis was used to monitor the changes in corneal shape after excimer treatment. The 3.5-D hyperopic shift did not change after 4 months, but corneal shape altered during this period. It was not necessary to adjust lens parameters. The central corneal area was clear, and visual acuity improved from 20/40 to 20/20.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)217-22
    Number of pages6
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1995


    • Adolescent
    • Contact Lenses
    • Cornea/surgery
    • Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary/surgery
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
    • Laser Therapy
    • Prosthesis Fitting
    • Visual Acuity


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