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Healthcare 2018, 6(1), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare6010014

A Quick Surgical Treatment of Conjunctivochalasis Using Radiofrequencies

Department of Ophthalmology, Konstantopouleio-Patission General Hospital, Agias Olgas 3–5, Nea Ionia, 14233 Athens, Greece
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Received: 3 January 2018 / Revised: 8 February 2018 / Accepted: 11 February 2018 / Published: 12 February 2018
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Abstract

The purpose of our study is to present a quick surgical procedure for the treatment of Conjunctivochalasis (CCH) and to evaluate its effectiveness. Thirty consecutive patients, in whom CCH was diagnosed on clinical examination, were investigated for the presence of symptoms of dry eye. The 60 eyes were evaluated according to their symptomatology and the 40 symptomatic eyes were grouped in two stages using the LIPCOF (stage 1, one small fold; stage 2, more than two folds but not higher than the tear meniscus) classification and included in the study. After a subconjunctival injection of lidocaine 20 mg/mL, a medium frequency alternating current (RF) was used, adjusted in low power. With a wide tip, redundant conjunctiva was ablated leaving space between the ablations. Postoperative treatment included eye oint.gentamicin 0.3% with dexamethasone 0.03% three times a day for 5 days. At postoperative day 10, conjunctival edema had subsided and conjunctival epithelium was intact after fluorescein staining. Symptoms had improved in all patients. During follow-up, no complication was detected. Mild conjunctival hyperemia was present in all cases but resolved with standard postoperative medications. To conclude, CCh treatment with RF appears to be a safe, quick, and effective surgical technique. Operation time is less than 10 min and can be performed in an outpatient clinic. View Full-Text
Keywords: Conjunctivochalasis; radiofrequencies; dry eye syndrome Conjunctivochalasis; radiofrequencies; dry eye syndrome
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Trivli, A.; Dalianis, G.; Terzidou, C. A Quick Surgical Treatment of Conjunctivochalasis Using Radiofrequencies. Healthcare 2018, 6, 14.

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