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Superficial Keratectomy? Do you know of anyone...

DH has been advised by a corneal specialist that wants him to have this procedure, 

 

 

Superficial Keratectomy

 

in his left eye only.

We have not decided if it is worth the misery yet.

 

Do you know anything about this or anyone who has had it?

He had cataract removal on this eye last month.

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Re: Superficial Keratectomy? Do you know of anyone...

@LTT1 , 

 

Is this procedure to correct map dot dystrophy? 

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@LTT1  Here’s information about it:

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30502977

 

”Superficial keratectomy: indications and outcomes.”

 

 

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@LTT1 wrote:

DH has been advised by a corneal specialist that wants him to have this procedure, 

 

 

Superficial Keratectomy

 

in his left eye only.

We have not decided if it is worth the misery yet.

 

Do you know anything about this or anyone who has had it?

He had cataract removal on this eye last month.


@LTT1   Was the cataract removal the cause of this condition?

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@Tissyanne @SeaMaiden @ Montana 

 

@SeaMaiden 

 

No, the cataract removal did not cause this condition.

the cataracts were found by his retinal specialist

the cataract removal place let us know of his corneal unevenness up front before his first eye surgery 

 

 

I’m not sure of the answers to any of your questions!

 

@Tissyanne 

 

have not heard of map dot dystrophy, but he can ask his retinal specialist that when he calls him, thanks

 

@ Montana 

 

Thank you for that link!

 

@SeaMaiden @ Montana @Tissyanne 

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