Журнал клинической и экспериментальной офтальмологии

Журнал клинической и экспериментальной офтальмологии
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ISSN: 2155-9570


Corneal Laser Refractive Surgery in Patients with Systemic Autoimmune Disorders

Acieh Es'haghi*, Saeid Rezaei, Nazanin Behnaz, Sayed Mohammed Javad Alwedaie, Mohammad Yaser Kiarudi

Growing demand for corneal refractive surgery and consequently increased number of patients who despite having autoimmune diseases ask for performing these procedures, reminds us of the importance of reviewing the considerations of refractive surgery in these clinical entities. Recent studies has broadened our knowledge in characterization and evaluation of autoimmune disorders and their potential adverse effects in outcomes of corneal refractive surgeries. In present review we summarize the pathogenesis, clinical aspects and corneal biomechanical changes in patients with systemic autoimmune disorders.