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Photorefractive Keratectomy Summary

Description: A type of refractive surgery of the CORNEA to correct MYOPIA and ASTIGMATISM. An EXCIMER LASER is used directly on the surface of the EYE to remove some of the CORNEAL EPITHELIUM thus reshaping the anterior curvature of the cornea.

Also Known As: Keratectomies, Photorefractive; Keratectomy, Photorefractive; Photorefractive Keratectomies

Networked: 1164 relevant articles (88 outcomes, 104 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Photorefractive Keratectomy is Relevant

  1. Myopia : 31 outcomes 47 studies in 572 results
  2. Astigmatism : 12 outcomes 17 studies in 202 results
  3. Pain (Aches) : 12 outcomes 10 studies in 67 results
  4. Keratoconus : 8 outcomes 8 studies in 78 results
  5. Refractive Errors (Refractive Error) : 8 outcomes 1 study in 81 results
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Drugs Related to Photorefractive Keratectomy

  1. Mitomycin (Mitomycin-C)
  2. Collagen
  3. Diclofenac (SR 38)
  4. gabapentin (Neurontin)
  5. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
  6. Silicones
  7. Anesthetics (Anesthetic Agents)
  8. Ophthalmic Solutions (Eye Drops)
  9. Indomethacin (Indometacin)
  10. Timolol (Blocadren)
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Therapies Related to Photorefractive Keratectomy

  1. Excimer Lasers
  2. Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
  3. Penetrating Keratoplasty
  4. Corneal Transplantation (Keratoplasty)
  5. Lasers (Laser)
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