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March 1983

Superficial Epithelial Keratectomy in the Treatment of Epithelial Basement Membrane DystrophyA Preliminary Report

Author Affiliations

From the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(3):392-395. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010392008

• Thirteen eyes with symptomatic basement membrane dystrophy were treated with total superficial keratectomy and soft bandage lenses. During a follow-up of six weeks to 48 months, 84.7% (11/13) were relieved of symptoms. A low incidence of recurrent basement membrane abnormalities was observed.