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doi: 10.1097/01.ico.0000183536.07275.9a
Clinical Sciences

Avellino Corneal Dystrophy Exacerbated After LASIK: Scanning Electron Microscopic Findings

Roh, Mi In MD*; Grossniklaus, Hans E. MD†; Chung, So-Hyang MD*; Kang, Shin Jeong MD†; Kim, Woon Cho MD‡; Kim, Eung Kweon MD*§

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Purpose: To evaluate the ultrastructure of the cornea of Avellino corneal dystrophy (ACD) exacerbated by LASIK.

Methods: Three ACD patients with exacerbation of granular corneal deposits after LASIK underwent surgical removal of the corneal flap. The corneal flap was processed for scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Results: SEM of all patients showed abnormal granular clusters in the fibrils of the corneal flap.

Conclusion: Laser in situ keratomileusis induces corneal collagen abnormalities and adhesions of granular material in ACD patients.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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