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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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GUERRA ALMAGUER, Michel et al. Phototherapeutic keratectomy in the band keratopathy. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2016, vol.29, n.4, pp.706-711. ISSN 0864-2176.

The surgical options with the use of the excímer laser in certain corneal diseases provide important benefits. Band keratopahy, considered a superficial corneal degeneration characterized by the presence of calcific bands in Bowman's membrane, is one of the corneal affections that have shown encouraging results with the performance of phototherapeutic keratectomy. Here is a 68 years-old Caucasian female with no history of previous uveitis. At the ophthalmological service, she said she felt some foreign body in her right eye. The eye examination revealed white-gray superficial deposits of intereyelid location in the cornea. The refractive studies confirmed a marked reduction of visual acuity in both eyes. The patient underwent phototherapeutic keratectomy and her ocular symptoms improved.

Keywords : phototherapeutic keratectomy; band keratopathy; calcific bands.

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