Phototherapeutic laser keratectomy for corneal surface irregularities (IPG358)
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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Phototherapeutic laser keratectomy for corneal surface irregularities.
Eye disorders in which the outer clear layer of the eye (the cornea) becomes scarred, uneven, less flexible, or develops recurrent ulcers may result in loss of ability to focus sharply.
Phototherapeutic keratectomy uses a laser to remove layers of the cornea in order to produce a smooth, even surface with the aim of improving vision.
C44.4 Photorefractive keratectomy
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- IPG358 Phototherapeutic laser keratectomy for corneal surface irregularities: guidance (web format)
- Phototherapeutic laser keratectomy for corneal surface irregularities: consultation comments table
- Phototherapeutic laser keratectomy for corneal surface irregularities - Consultation Document
- Phototherapeutic laser keratectomy for corneal surface irregularities - Overview
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: eye conditions
This page was last updated: 03 December 2013
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- IPG358 Trin afreoleidd-dra ar arwyneb y gornbilen gan ddefnyddio llawdriniaeth laser ffototherapiwtig: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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