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Long-term results of radiotherapy in treatment of epithelial cell ingrowth after LASIK

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Cornea: Medical

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 2

First Author: : S.Balalin RUSSIA

Co Author(s): :    V. Fokin                       

Abstract Details


To evaluate effectiveness of radiotherapy in epithelial cells ingrowth treatment after laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).


Federal State Autonomous Institution "S.N. Fedorov National Medical Research Center "MNTK "Eye Microsurgery" of the Ministry of Health of the Russia, Volgograd


This retrospective study included 11 eyes of 11 patients with epithelial ingrowth in paracentral zone of the cornea after LASIK localized. Treatment was performed using strontium 90 + yttrium 90 ophthalmoapplicator. Course of therapy consisted of 4-5 procedures.Total dose of radiation 20-50 Greу. Data on best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), keratometric parameters, were collected at baseline 6 months and 10 years after treatment.


Regress of epithelial cells ingrowth was achieved in all treated eyes after 6 months with development of light intrastromal corneal opacities. BCVA improved in 6 eyes, degree of residual astigmatismus did not exceed 1,5 D. Results were stable during 10 years of follout up.


Radiotherapy is an effective method of epithelial cells ingrowth after LASIK.

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