Journal article

Diplopia as a complication of laser in situ keratomileusis surgery

EY Yap, L Kowal

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | BLACKWELL SCIENCE ASIA | Published : 2001

Abstract

A case is presented of a patient with high myopia who developed vertical binocular diplopia after decentred laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery with associated decompensation of pre-existing exophoria into an exotropia. A 40-year-old man underwent LASIK surgery for high myopia in his right eye. Preoperatively, he was approximately -26.00/-2.00 x 35 degrees with visual acuity of 6/12(-2) in that eye. He also had an asymptomatic exophoria. After LASIK surgery, he achieved a refraction of -3.25/-0.50 x 80 degrees with 6/21 best-corrected visual acuity. He also developed binocular diplopia. The ablation zone had been decentred upwards and there was also an exo- and hypo-deviation of his..

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