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 L. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)859-861
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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