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Iatrogenic keratectasia after phototherapeutic keratectomy
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    Keratectasia after PTK
    • Simon J Dean, Research Fellow
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      • Charles NJ McGhee
    Dear Editor,

    Miyata and colleagues have elegantly described an interesting and rare complication of phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) in their recent report of an unusual case of keratectasia after PTK. The hypothesis that risk of ectasia is proportional to residual stromal base, or depth of ablation, fits with the assumed biomechanical aetiology of this recently reported complication of laser refractive surgery. The gene...

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