Complications of femtosecond laser-assisted re-treatment for residual refractive errors after LASIK

Pravin K. Vaddavalli, Vasilios F. Diakonis, Ana P. Canto, William W Culbertson, Jianhua Wang, Vardhaman P. Kankariya, Sonia H Yoo

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Purpose: To report complications of femtosecond laser-assisted re-treatment by the creation of side cuts within the old flaps for residual refractive error after primary LASIK in two patients. Methods: Case report. Results: Three eyes of two patients had complications with a circumferential sliver of stromal tissue displaced during surgery due to overlap of old and new side cuts. The displaced tissue was repositioned and corneal anatomy was restored. Two of three eyes demonstrated improvement in the uncorrected visual acuity, whereas one eye lost two lines of corrected visual acuity due to loss of tissue at side cut resulting from flap manipulation, which was done at 1 week. Conclusions: These cases demonstrate a complication of femtosecond laser-enabled side-cut for LASIK enhancement and factors that may lead to this complication and precautions to avoid it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-580
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
Volume29
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

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Complications of femtosecond laser-assisted re-treatment for residual refractive errors after LASIK. / Vaddavalli, Pravin K.; Diakonis, Vasilios F.; Canto, Ana P.; Culbertson, William W; Wang, Jianhua; Kankariya, Vardhaman P.; Yoo, Sonia H.

In: Journal of Refractive Surgery, Vol. 29, No. 8, 01.08.2013, p. 577-580.

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Vaddavalli, Pravin K. ; Diakonis, Vasilios F. ; Canto, Ana P. ; Culbertson, William W ; Wang, Jianhua ; Kankariya, Vardhaman P. ; Yoo, Sonia H. / Complications of femtosecond laser-assisted re-treatment for residual refractive errors after LASIK. In: Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2013 ; Vol. 29, No. 8. pp. 577-580.
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