This usually leads to stormy postoperative course in the first few days , irregular re-epithelialization , considerable pain..
This picture has been always attributed to the removal of the epithelium and the time it takes to regenerate.
Mechanical debridement of the epithelium leads to potential BM injury , Upregulation of keratocytes and irregular OZ exposure.
Whats the Alternative?
- Remove the Epithelium with the laser
- No mechanical trauma
- No Alcohol
- Rounded disc removed , hence a decreasing rounded defect allowing observation of any irregularity
- Faster healing time
- Shorter “dangerous” period
- Less PAIN……