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LASIK after epikeratophakia.

AbstractPURPOSE:
To present a case of successful laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) performed on a patient with residual hyperopic astigmatism and symptomatic anisometropia after previous epikeratoplasty (epikeratophakia).
METHODS:
LASIK was used successfully to treat hyperopic astigmatism after regression of epikeratophakia performed 16 years earlier.
RESULTS:
Visual acuity improved to 20/30 without correction, and best-corrected visual acuity was 20/25 at the 3-month postoperative visit.
CONCLUSIONS:
LASIK can be used successfully as an alternative treatment to correct residual refractive error after epikeratoplasty.
AuthorsW Barry Lee, Mark J Mannis
JournalCornea (Cornea) Vol. 22 Issue 4 Pg. 382-4 (May 2003) ISSN: 0277-3740 [Print] United States
PMID12792487 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Aged
  • Aphakia, Postcataract (surgery)
  • Astigmatism (surgery)
  • Corneal Topography
  • Epikeratophakia
  • Humans
  • Hyperopia (surgery)
  • Keratomileusis, Laser In Situ
  • Male
  • Postoperative Period
  • Preoperative Care
  • Reoperation
  • Visual Acuity

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