HY Yang, H Fuji Shima, I Toda et al ( Tokyo Dental College; Keio Univ, Tokyo; Itoh Hosp, Mobara, Japan)
Allergic Conjunctivitis as a Risk Factor for Regression and Haze After Photorefractive keratectomy.
Am J Ophthalmol 125: 54-58, 1998.
Allergic conjunctivitis may be associated with subepithelial haze in patients who undergo PRK. The relationship between allergic conjunctivitis and the results of PRK with a 4.5-mm ablation zone were examined in 57 eyes.
Results indicate that untreated allergic conjunctivitis is associated with the development of corneal haze and myopic regression after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). When allergic conjunctivitis was treated, these adverse effects were significantly decreased.