PTK laser improves vision in Reiss-Buckler corneal dystrophy

Reis-Buckler dystrophy

Reis-Buckler Corneal Dystrophy

This is a relative rare corneal dystrophy where a material is deposited under the surface of the cornea. As this material collects the persons cornea becomes frosty and hazy resulting in reduced vision.

This 21 year old patient had PTK excimer laser treatment to clear a central window in the corneal deposits to allow her to see. The results were almost instantaneous. 

Posted on June 26, 2017 .