November 13, 2009

Laser Ablation Not Harmful to Corneal Endothelium

By Kelley Luckstein

Laser surgery to correct refractive errors had no long-term detrimental effects on the corneal endothelium, a smalllasik study found.


The findings suggest that eye banks and surgeons can consider donor corneas that have had keratorefractive procedures for use in posterior lamellar keratoplasty, according to Sanjay V. Patel, MD, and colleagues from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.


MedPage Today by Nancy Walsh, 11/12/09

Tags: Endothelium, LASIK, Ophthalmology

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