Optic neuropathy and retinal complications after refractive surgery

J Fernando Arevalo, Reinaldo A. Garcia, Rafael A. Garcia-Amaris, Juan G. Sanchez

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Abstract

It is important to adopt preventive measures for optic neuropathy after LASIK. Vitreoretinal stress is induced at the posterior vitreous base during a posterior vitreous detachment after LASIK. Macular diseases may be a relative contraindication to LASIK in: Patients with high myopia and lacquer cracks Patients with angioid streaks and traumatic choroidal ruptures Macular hole may develop in myopic eyes after LASIK or photorefractive keratectomy. LASIK may be associated with uveitis. LASIK may be a safe and efficient option for treating refractive errors in eyes with previous retinal detachment surgery. Cryopexy, laser retinopexy, pneumatic retinopexy, or vitrectomy without a scleral band tend not to change the shape or length of the globe and should be preferred to repair RRD. Prophylactic treatment of vitreoretinal pathology before LASIK does not guarantee the prevention of post-LASIK vitreoretinal complications. It is very important to inform patients LASIK only corrects the refractive aspect of myopia, and vitreoretinal complications after LASIK although infrequent may occur. Reasons for poor VA after surgery for RRD post-LASIK include delayed referral to a vitreoretinal specialist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Complications in Refractive Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages155-167
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783540375838
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Refractive Surgical Procedures
Laser In Situ Keratomileusis
Optic Nerve Diseases
Myopia
Angioid Streaks
Lacquer
Vitreous Detachment
Photorefractive Keratectomy
Retinal Perforations
Refractive Errors
Vitrectomy
Uveitis
Retinal Detachment
Rupture
Lasers
Referral and Consultation

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Arevalo, J. F., Garcia, R. A., Garcia-Amaris, R. A., & Sanchez, J. G. (2008). Optic neuropathy and retinal complications after refractive surgery. In Management of Complications in Refractive Surgery (pp. 155-167). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-37584-5_8

Optic neuropathy and retinal complications after refractive surgery. / Arevalo, J Fernando; Garcia, Reinaldo A.; Garcia-Amaris, Rafael A.; Sanchez, Juan G.

Management of Complications in Refractive Surgery. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008. p. 155-167.

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Arevalo, JF, Garcia, RA, Garcia-Amaris, RA & Sanchez, JG 2008, Optic neuropathy and retinal complications after refractive surgery. in Management of Complications in Refractive Surgery. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 155-167. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-37584-5_8
Arevalo JF, Garcia RA, Garcia-Amaris RA, Sanchez JG. Optic neuropathy and retinal complications after refractive surgery. In Management of Complications in Refractive Surgery. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2008. p. 155-167 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-37584-5_8
Arevalo, J Fernando ; Garcia, Reinaldo A. ; Garcia-Amaris, Rafael A. ; Sanchez, Juan G. / Optic neuropathy and retinal complications after refractive surgery. Management of Complications in Refractive Surgery. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008. pp. 155-167
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