Treatment of recurrent corneal erosions with the excimer laser

Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1994 Aug;72(4):461-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1994.tb02797.x.


Seventy-six patients with recurrent corneal erosions resistant to conventional therapy with ointment, abrasion or contact lenses were treated with the excimer laser. The patients were treated in 3 different ways; ablation of 3 or 5 microns after epithelial removal, or ablation of 20 microns directly on the epithelium. Twenty out of the 76 treated eyes showed recurrences. Thirty-five of the patients had no symptoms after treatment and 21 patients had minor symptoms. The 3 different treatment modes were equally successful in the present study.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cornea / surgery*
  • Corneal Diseases / surgery*
  • Epithelium / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy* / methods
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Recurrence
  • Visual Acuity
  • Wound Healing