Laser Refractive Surgery in Corneal Dystrophies

Carlos Rocha-de-Lossada, Rahul Rachwani-Anil, Elvira Colmenero-Reina, Davide Borroni, José-María Sánchez-González (Coresponding Author)

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    28 case reports and case series published between 2000 and 2019 concerning laser refractive surgery in patients with corneal dystrophies, resulting in 173 eyes from 94 patients, were included in this systematic review. Best results were achieved in posterior corneal polymorphous and Cogan dystrophy. Unfavorable results were found in Avellino dystrophy and Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Photorefractive keratectomy was not indicated in Meesman and Avellino dystrophy. Laser in situ keratomileusis was indicated in posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy but not in FECD, Avellino, or Cogan dystrophy. Small-incision lenticule extraction technique and other dystrophies such as Lattice, Fleck, Lisch or François did not achieve enough scientific evidence to report any recommendation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)662-670
    JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - May 2021

    Field of Science*

    • 3.2 Clinical medicine

    Publication Type*

    • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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