Protective effect of LASIK flap in penetrating keratoplasty following blunt trauma

Ana Paula Canto, Pravin K. Vaddavalli, Sonia H Yoo, William W Culbertson, Sandra C. Belmont

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Penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) often results in large and unpredictable refractive errors following suture removal in the postoperative period. Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is an effective means of correcting these errors. However, LASIK following PKP is believed to further weaken an already weak grafthost junction and may predispose such eyes to traumatic dehiscence of the grafthost junction. We describe a case in which the LASIK surgery following PKP seemed to benefit the patient by preventing complete dehiscence of the grafthost junction. Financial Disclosure: No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2211-2213
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Surgery

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