Corneal iron line following LASIK with epithelial ingrowth

Steven J. Donnelly, Kraig Bower, Richard D. Stutzman, Jenna M. Burka

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Abstract

Purpose: To report a new corneal iron line following keratorefractive surgery. Methods: Case report and review of the literature. A 51-year-old man developed epithelial ingrowth after otherwise uneventful LASIK surgery. The patient, satisfied with an uncorrected visual acuity of 20/25 and otherwise asymptomatic, declined to have his flap relifted to treat the ingrowth. Results: Six months postoperatively a corneal iron line was noted at the leading edge of the epithelial ingrowth. Vision remained stable. Conclusions: Epithelial iron lines have been reported with a number of conditions, including post-refractive procedures. This is the first report of an iron line associated with epithelial ingrowth following LASIK.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)870-873
Number of pages4
JournalCornea
Volume24
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Complications
  • Corneal iron lines
  • Epithelial ingrowth
  • LASIK
  • Refractive surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Corneal iron line following LASIK with epithelial ingrowth. / Donnelly, Steven J.; Bower, Kraig; Stutzman, Richard D.; Burka, Jenna M.

In: Cornea, Vol. 24, No. 7, 10.2005, p. 870-873.

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Donnelly, Steven J. ; Bower, Kraig ; Stutzman, Richard D. ; Burka, Jenna M. / Corneal iron line following LASIK with epithelial ingrowth. In: Cornea. 2005 ; Vol. 24, No. 7. pp. 870-873.
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