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Excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy in pediatric patients.

PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia in pediatric eyes with amblyopia resulting from anisometropia. SETTING: Clinica de Ojos Dr. Nano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. METHODS: Five children with amblyopia resulting from anisometropia in whom conventional therapy was unsuccessful had PRK followed immediately by photoastigmatic refractive keratectomy. Mean patient age was 12.4 years, and follow-up was 12 months. RESULTS: Postoperatively, all eyes had reduced anisometropia and a significant improvement in uncorrected and corrected visual acuities. Sixty percent of patients had no haze 12 months after PRK, 20% had trace haze, and 20%, mild. No patient had decreased best spectacle-corrected visual acuity. CONCLUSION: The results of PRK for myopia were good in this small sample of children. Longer follow-up with more patients should be done.[1]


  1. Excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy in pediatric patients. Nano, H.D., Muzzin, S., Irigaray, F. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery. (1997) [Pubmed]
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