Corneal Inflammation Following Excimer Laser Surgery

  • Jaime Javaloy
  • Jorge L. Alió
  • Alfredo Vega Estrada
Chapter

Abstract

Millions of surface ablation excimer laser surgeries are performed worldwide. The normal cornea, when photoablated, reacts in a way specific to this process. The fundamentals of this biological reactivity are based on the normal structure of the photoablated cornea and on the energy delivered by the laser.

Adequate management of postoperative inflammation is essential after photorefractive procedures. Successful modulation of the biochemical inflammatory process and cellular wound healing response seems to be important after surface procedures to achieve an excellent visual outcome. Finally, early detection and a suitable therapeutic approach can prevent undesirable sequelae of specific inflammatory conditions such as DLK, CTK, or TLSS.

Keywords

Corticosteroid Dexamethasone Sponge Perforation Vancomycin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaime Javaloy
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jorge L. Alió
    • 3
    • 4
  • Alfredo Vega Estrada
    • 5
  1. 1.Anterior Segment and Refractive SurgeryVISSUM Alicante (Spain)AlicanteSpain
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyMiguel Hernández University of ElcheAlicanteSpain
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyMiguel Hernandez University, Vissum-Instituto OftalmologicoAlicanteSpain
  4. 4.Vissum-Instituto Oftalmologico de Alicante, Vissum Corporation, SpainAlicanteSpain
  5. 5.Cornea, Cataract and Refractive SurgeryVissum CorporacionAlicanteSpain

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