Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2020; 237(04): 411-413
DOI: 10.1055/a-1068-2628
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Pinguecula Nonresponsive to Green (532 nm) Laser Photocoagulation

Fehlender Effekt der Behandlung einer Pinguecula durch Photokoagulation mit dem 532-nm-Laser
Heinrich Gerding
Dept. of Ophthalmology, Pallas Kliniken AG, Olten, Switzerland
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Successful laser photocoagulation of pinguecula has been described in two case reports (Shin et al. [1] and Napoli et al. [2]), and an institutional series of 23 eyes by Ahn et al. [3]. The latter observed a clinically significant effect in 100% of all treated eyes (complete removal: 90.5%, partial removal: 9.5%). In the case described here, no effect could be observed when trying to remove the pinguecula by 532 nm diode laser photocoagulation.

Publication History

Received: 25 September 2019

Accepted: 14 November 2019

Publication Date:
04 March 2020 (online)

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