Articles: PDF OnlyExcimer phototherapeutic keratectomy for corneal subepithelial cryoglobulin depositsKremer, Israel MDa; Blumenthal, Michael MDAuthor Information Ein Tal Eye Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. aReprint requests to Israel Kremer MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Beilinson Medical Center, Petach Tikvah 49100, Israel. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: September 1997 - Volume 23 - Issue 7 - p 1119-1121 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(97)80091-0 Free Metrics Abstract A 64-year-old man with a history of cryoglobulinemia and repeated scraping of immunoglobulin deposits from both superficial corneas presented with gradual decrease in vision and progressive hyperopia caused by circumferential redeposition of the cryoglobulins in his corneas. He had debridment of the deposits combined with phototherapeutic keratectomy to smooth the corneal surface. Visual acuity and reading capacity markedly improved, and hyperopia regressed by 5.75 diopters (D) in the right eye and 5.25 D in the left. Follow-up was 3 years. © Williams & Wilkins 1997. All Rights Reserved.