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Letters Laser refractive eye surgery

Isotretinoin as contraindication

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 31 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3353
  1. Moona Malik, dermatology specialist registrar1,
  2. Rosalind C Simpson, dermatology specialist registrar1,
  3. Sandeep Varma, consultant dermatologist1
  1. 1Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
  1. moona.malik{at}

We wish to raise awareness of a potential hazard of laser refractive surgery and concurrent treatment with isotretinoin, an anti-acne drug.1 Acne affects 85-90% of the population at some time, and the age of patients affected by acne overlaps that of patients undergoing laser-assisted in …

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