Hyeropic shift after LASIK induced diffuse lamellar keratitis.
Tanuj Dada, Mayank S Pangtey, Namrata Sharma, Rasik B Vajpayee, Vishal Jhanji, Harinder Singh Sethi
BMC Ophthalmol | Published : 2006
BACKGROUND: Diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) is a relatively new syndrome that is increasingly being reported after LASIK. We have observed that a hyperopic shift may be associated with the occurrence of this diffuse lamellar keratitis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 26 year old man developed bilateral diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) following myopic LASIK. The residual refractive error was +0.5D OD and +0.25D OS at the end of the first week. The sterile infiltrates resolved over a period of 4-6 weeks on topical steroid therapy. A progressive hyperopic shift was noted in the right eye with an error +4.25Dsph/+0.25Dcyl 20 at the final follow up 6 months post surgery. CONCLUSION: Diffuse lamellar kerat..View full abstract