Journal article

Sterile central disciform keratopathy after LASIK.

T Dada, N Sharma, RB Vajpayee, VK Dada

Cornea | Published : 2000

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case with bilateral disciform keratopathy after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). RESULTS: A 28-year-old man was referred to us with complaints of progressive painless diminution of vision, 5 days after having undergone bilateral simultaneous LASIK for hyperopia. The surgery was performed on the Chiron Technolas 217 excimer laser machine along with the hansatome, in which previously used blades were installed. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy revealed bilateral translucent disc-shaped lesions in the central cornea of both eyes. The lesions resolved after intense topical steroid therapy over a period of 3 weeks. CONCLUSION: Reuse of the microkeratome blade may have been the ca..

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