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  • n. The measurement of thickness using a pachymeter

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  • We read the paper by Kymionis et al with great interest, in which they report performance of corneal cross linking surgery by leaving the epithelium intact at the area of topographic steepening in two eyes with keratoconus and post-LASIK corneal ectasia, and localized low pachymetry (less than 400 microns) .1

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  • Pre - Surgical Guidance Utilize a cycloplegic refraction when recalculating the 1. spherical equivalent for the steep axis incision placement On corneas where the pachymetry reading is > 500µ in the 2. center of the 3mm zone, use the next thicker size on the Nomogram Patients with large dilated pupil diameters (> 7mm) may be 3. predisposed to low light visual symptoms (such as glare and halos) post operatively and should be appropriately advised.

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  • Surgical Guidance: Utilize ultrasound pachymetry at SITE OF INCISION 1.

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