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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 586825, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/586825
Case Report

Argon Laser Photoablation for Postburn Conjunctival Pigmentation

1Department of Ophthalmology, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, No. 177, Saemaeul-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do 463-040, Republic of Korea
2Department of General Surgery, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, No. 177, Saemaeul-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do 463-040, Republic of Korea

Received 14 July 2014; Accepted 9 November 2014; Published 18 November 2014

Academic Editor: Marco A. Zarbin

Copyright © 2014 Seong Joon Ahn et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report a case of an ocular burn injury from boiling water which resulted in conjunctival pigmentation, 1 week following injury. For cosmetic purposes, 2 sessions of argon laser photoablation were performed. One month after laser treatment, conjunctival pigmentation had been successfully removed and the patient was very satisfied with the results. Argon laser photoablation may be an effective way to remove postburn conjunctival pigmentation.