LASIK flap displacement during vitrectomy

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Displacement of a corneal fl ap after LASIK isa serious complication which has been identified after corneal epithelial debridement duringa scleral buckling procedure and vitrectomy. Itis extremely important for the refractive surgeonto detect and treat certain conditionsbefore LASIK, including misdiagnosed posteriorpole diseases such as epiretinal membranes, vitreomacular traction syndrome, andothers. In addition, diabetic retinopathy is arelative contraindication to LASIK as thesepatients may require vitreoretinal surgery intheir future. If a posterior pole complicationdevelops after LASIK, the refractive surgeonshould consult with the vitreous surgeon aboutthe past ocular history

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDifficult and Complicated Cases in Refractive Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783642552380
ISBN (Print)9783642552373
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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