Superficial epithelial keratectomy in the treatment of epithelial basement membrane dystrophy

Ann Ophthalmol. 1987 Mar;19(3):92-6.


Thirty eyes with symptomatic epithelial basement membrane dystrophy that were unresponsive to current standard modalities of therapy were treated with a total superficial epithelial keratectomy. Follow-up ranged from two months to 89 months (average, 37 mo). One hundred percent of patients were relieved of their preoperative symptoms, and only 3% have shown any evidence of recurrence of their dystrophic process.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Basement Membrane / pathology
  • Cornea / surgery*
  • Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary / pathology
  • Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary / surgery*
  • Epithelium / pathology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Middle Aged