Corneal scarring and irregular astigmatism following refractive surgery in a corneal transplant
Danjoux, J.P.; Fraenkel, G.; Wai, D.; Conway, M.; Eckstein, R.; Lawless, M.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology 26(1): 47-49
ISSN/ISBN: 0814-9763 PMID: 9524031 DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.1998.tb01440.x
Scarring may follow refractive surgery, causing irregular astigmatism and loss of visual acuity. A case report of scarring and irregular astigmatism occurring in a corneal transplant following photorefractive keratectomy and arcuate incisions is presented. Following surgical excision of the scar, unaided visual acuity improved from 1/60 to 6/12. Histopathology of the excised scar was obtained. Refractive surgery following corneal transplantation may produce scarring. The origin of the scar in the present case has not been established.