Purpose: To describe a method for treating advancing wavelike epitheliopathy (AWE) with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy spray. Methods: A Brymill® liquid nitrogen cryotherapy canister with a "D" tip was used to freeze AWE in 5 cases in 4 patients. Freezing time was approximately 1-2 seconds and was performed twice. The affected limbus and corneal epithelium were treated in this manner. Results: In each case, AWE resolved within 2 weeks, with no recurrence at 1 year. Conclusion: Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy is a safe and effective treatment of advancing wavelike epithelopathy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2006|
- Advancing wavelike epitheliopathy
- Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy
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