Femtosecond laser useful in PK for keratoconus

Agarwal, Amar
January 2009
Ocular Surgery News;1/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p49
Academic Journal
The article discusses the use of the IntraLase femtosecond laser for penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in keratoconus, a condition characterized with the bilateral noninflammatory corneal thinning and ectasia. The use of femtosecond laser, according to the author, addresses the disadvantages of PK such as the risks associated with it. The complications after keratoplasty are cited, including rejection, astigmatism and dilated pupil.


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