phototherapeutic keratectomy


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phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK),

ablation of diseased corneal tissue using an excimer laser.

pho·to·ther·a·peu·tic ker·a·tec·to·my

(PTK) (fō'tō-thār'ă-pyū'tik ker'ă-tek'tŏ-mē)
Ablation of diseased corneal tissue using an excimer laser
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On March 10, 1995, the FDA approved Summit's PMA application to commercially market and sell its excimer laser systems in the United States for Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK).
will perform phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) using the excimer laser on several area patients.
Nasdaq: VISN: Common: VISNW and VISNZ-Warrants) today announced that its Philadelphia-based excimer laser has begun treating phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) patients.
of Carolina Eye Associates, today performed the first commercial phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) in North Carolina and one of the first in the country.
The president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology states that this new form of surgery, termed phototherapeutic keratectomy, is a significant advance in the surgery for some forms of ocular disease.
March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 10,000 to 25,000 Americans with corneal diseases will find relief thanks to The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of an Excimer laser treatment known as Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK), according to a New Jersey opthalmic surgeon.
Nasdaq: BEAM) announced that the FDA has approved the Company's PMA application to commercially market and sell its excimer laser systems in the United States for Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK).
Summit's is the only excimer laser system to have been reviewed and recommended for conditional approval by the FDA Ophthalmic Advisory Panel for PRK and Summit is the only Company to have received an approvable letter from the FDA for Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK) using the excimer laser.