Diffuse lamellar keratitis after corneal crosslinking in a patient with post-laser in situ keratomileusis corneal ectasia

George D. Kymionis, Dimitrios I. Bouzoukis, Vasilios F. Diakonis, Dimitra M. Portaliou, Aristofanis I. Pallikaris, Sonia H Yoo

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Abstract

A 27-year-old man presented with corneal ectasia in his left eye 4 years after myopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and was treated with riboflavin-ultraviolet-A (crosslinking). During the first post-treatment days, diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) (stage III) developed. The microbiology culture was negative. After intensive treatment with topical corticosteroids, the DLK resolved during the following 2 weeks. Crosslinking for post-LASIK corneal ectasia may induce DLK. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment with intensive topical corticosteroids is essential to successfully manage this post-crosslinking complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2135-2137
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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Pathologic Dilatations
Laser In Situ Keratomileusis
Keratitis
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Riboflavin
Microbiology
Early Diagnosis
Therapeutics

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Diffuse lamellar keratitis after corneal crosslinking in a patient with post-laser in situ keratomileusis corneal ectasia. / Kymionis, George D.; Bouzoukis, Dimitrios I.; Diakonis, Vasilios F.; Portaliou, Dimitra M.; Pallikaris, Aristofanis I.; Yoo, Sonia H.

In: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Vol. 33, No. 12, 01.12.2007, p. 2135-2137.

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Kymionis, George D. ; Bouzoukis, Dimitrios I. ; Diakonis, Vasilios F. ; Portaliou, Dimitra M. ; Pallikaris, Aristofanis I. ; Yoo, Sonia H. / Diffuse lamellar keratitis after corneal crosslinking in a patient with post-laser in situ keratomileusis corneal ectasia. In: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2007 ; Vol. 33, No. 12. pp. 2135-2137.
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