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Recurrence of keratitis after excimer laser keratectomy.

Author(s): Jabbur NS, O'Brien TP

Affiliation(s): Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21903, USA. nsjabbur@jhmi.edu

Publication date & source: 2003-01, J Cataract Refract Surg., 29(1):198-201.

Publication type: Case Reports

We report 3 patients who experienced a recurrence of nonherpetic keratitis after excimer laser photorefractive surgery. Two patients had a history of culture-positive adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis, and 1 had a clinical diagnosis of Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis (SPK) prior to excimer laser surgery. Patients should be informed that excimer laser surgery may contribute to a recurrence of keratitis and Thygeson's SPK. Recognition and appropriate treatment can result in resolution and maintenance of a good refractive outcome.

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