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What kind of nodules do you have? Do you recall the term "Salzmann's nodular degeneration"?
Yes, they are Salzmann's nodular'
Hi. They can be safely removed in the office by superficial keratectomy. Also, they can be removed using PTK; this is where the same type of laser used for lasik removes the nodules while the remainder of the cornea is protected with a special mask. It is painful, but not much more then the recurrent corneal erosions you have most likely already been through
Explain superficial keratectomy.
This is where the nodules are removed using either a special knife or a diamond blade, going only partial thickness into your cornea. A bandage contact lens is usually placed on the eye and topical antibiotic drops are used for a few days or so. It works quite well in cases of SND, depending upon the number and location of the nodules
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Lamellar keratoplasty can also be done, but I would go to a corneal specialist for this. It involves removing a partial layer of your entire cornea and replacing the removed layer with a donor cornea. There is a good video of it on youtube:
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