Recurrence of keratitis after excimer laser keratectomy.
Author(s): Jabbur NS, O'Brien TP
Affiliation(s): Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21903, USA. email@example.com
Publication date & source: 2003-01, J Cataract Refract Surg., 29(1):198-201.
Publication type: Case Reports
We report 3 patients who experienced a recurrence of nonherpetic keratitis after excimer laser photorefractive surgery. Two patients had a history of culture-positive adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis, and 1 had a clinical diagnosis of Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis (SPK) prior to excimer laser surgery. Patients should be informed that excimer laser surgery may contribute to a recurrence of keratitis and Thygeson's SPK. Recognition and appropriate treatment can result in resolution and maintenance of a good refractive outcome.