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Article
April 1983

Epithelial Inclusion Cysts Following Radial Keratotomy

Author Affiliations

From the Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(4):611-615. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010611018
Abstract

• A 26-year old woman underwent radial keratotomy combined with concentric trephination (6.5 and 8 mm) six months prior to development of multiple epithelial inclusion cysts. A biopsy specimen from one enlarging cyst showed an absence of scarring in addition to the retention of epithelium within a radial incision wound. Adjacent keratocytes were abnormal and seemed to be undergoing degenerative changes. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a failure in corneal wound healing associated with microcystic degeneration of the epithelium following radial keratotomy.

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