Epithelial ingrowth after late traumatic femtosecond laser–assisted laser in situ keratomileusis flap dislocation

Daphna Prat, Yoav Berger, Noa Avni-Zauberman, Adham Matani, Irina S. Barequet*

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Abstract

Traumatic flap displacement and epithelial ingrowth after microkeratome-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a widely described potentially sight-threatening complication. However, this complication is rare when a femtosecond laser is used to create the LASIK flap. We present a case of epithelial ingrowth after late traumatic femtosecond-assisted LASIK flap dislocation. A 25-year-old woman presented to our emergency department after being scratched in the right eye by her cat. The patient had bilateral myopic femtosecond-assisted LASIK surgery 5 years previously with good postoperative visual acuity. Ocular examination showed nasal dislocation of the flap. Follow-up examinations showed epithelial ingrowth. She was referred for reconstructive surgery in which the epithelial ingrowth was removed and the flap repositioned. Follow-up examinations showed an excellent result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1830-1832
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume45
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019

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