Journal article

Posterior corneal topographic changes after partial flap during laser in situ keratomileusis

N Sharma, A Rani, R Balasubramanya, RB Vajpayee, RM Pandey

BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2003

Abstract

AIM: To study the posterior corneal topographic changes in eyes with partial flaps during laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). METHODS: Case records of 16 patients, who had partial flap in one eye during LASIK (group 1) and uncomplicated surgery in the other eye (group 2), were studied. Following occurrence of partial flap intraoperatively, laser ablation was abandoned in all the eyes. A 160/180 micro m flap was attempted during the initial procedure using the Hansatome microkeratome (Bausch & Lomb Surgicals, Munich, Germany). LASIK surgery in all cases was performed using a 180 micro m plate, at the mean interval of 4.16 (SD 1.5) months following the initial procedure. None of the..

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