Unilateral corneal ectasia after laser in situ keratomileusis in a patient with uncomplicated photorefractive keratectomy in the fellow eye

George D. Kymionis, Nikolaos Tsiklis, Carol Karp, Maria Kalyvianaki, Aristofanis I. Pallikaris

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Abstract

We report a patient treated for low myopia with laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in one eye and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in the fellow eye. Corneal ectasia developed in the LASIK-treated eye. Preoperative corneal pachymetry, topography, and attempted correction were similar in both eyes. In patients whose corneas may be predisposed to instability, PRK may be a safer alternative procedure than LASIK.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-861
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Photorefractive Keratectomy
Pathologic Dilatations
Laser In Situ Keratomileusis
Corneal Pachymetry
Corneal Topography
Myopia
Cornea

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Unilateral corneal ectasia after laser in situ keratomileusis in a patient with uncomplicated photorefractive keratectomy in the fellow eye. / Kymionis, George D.; Tsiklis, Nikolaos; Karp, Carol; Kalyvianaki, Maria; Pallikaris, Aristofanis I.

In: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Vol. 33, No. 5, 01.05.2007, p. 859-861.

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Kymionis, George D. ; Tsiklis, Nikolaos ; Karp, Carol ; Kalyvianaki, Maria ; Pallikaris, Aristofanis I. / Unilateral corneal ectasia after laser in situ keratomileusis in a patient with uncomplicated photorefractive keratectomy in the fellow eye. In: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2007 ; Vol. 33, No. 5. pp. 859-861.
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