Intacs for early pellucid marginal degeneration.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_86E20F16782E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Intacs for early pellucid marginal degeneration.
Journal
Journal of cataract and refractive surgery
Author(s)
Kymionis G.D., Aslanides I.M., Siganos C.S., Pallikaris I.G.
ISSN
0886-3350 (Print)
ISSN-L
0886-3350
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/2004
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
30
Number
1
Pages
230-233
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
A 42-year-old man had Intacs (Addition Technology Inc.) implantation for early pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD). Two Intacs segments (0.45 mm thickness) were inserted uneventfully in the fashion typically used for low myopia correction (nasal-temporal). Eleven months after the procedure, the uncorrected visual acuity was 20/200, compared with counting fingers preoperatively, while the best spectacle-corrected visual acuity improved to 20/25 from 20/50. Corneal topographic pattern also improved. Although the results are encouraging, concern still exists regarding the long-term effect of this approach for the management of patients with PMD.
Keywords
Adult, Biocompatible Materials, Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary/complications, Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary/surgery, Corneal Stroma/surgery, Corneal Topography, Humans, Male, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Prostheses and Implants, Prosthesis Implantation/methods, Refraction, Ocular, Refractive Errors/etiology, Refractive Surgical Procedures, Visual Acuity
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Web of science
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