Air bubble in anterior chamber as indicator of full-thickness incisions in femtosecond-assisted astigmatic keratotomy

Pravin K. Vaddavalli, Volkan Hurmeric, Sonia H. Yoo

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Femtosecond-assisted astigmatic keratotomy is predictable and precise but may occasionally lead to a full-thickness incision on the cornea and the attendant complications. The presence of an air bubble in the anterior chamber soon after creation of the keratotomy by the femtosecond laser may indicate a full-thickness incision. We present a case in which recognition of this clinical finding early in the procedure might have prevented undesirable complications, such as leakage of aqueous and the potential for intraocular infection. Financial Disclosure: No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1723-1725
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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