Journal article

Laser in-situ keratomileusis after penetrating keratoplasty

RB Vajpayee, N Sharma, R Sinha, P Bhartiya, JS Titiyal, R Tandon

SURVEY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2003

Abstract

Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) after penetrating keratoplasty has been used more commonly for the correction of myopia or myopic astigmatism and less so for hypermetropia or hyperopic astigmatism. The primary goal after LASIK in such cases is resolution of sufficient myopia and astigmatism to allow spectacle correction of the residual refractive error and decrease anisometropia. All sutures should be removed prior to LASIK and the interval between penetrating keratoplasty and LASIK should be a minimum of 1 year. Preoperative evaluation includes refraction, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, corneal topography, and specular microscopy. The technique of LASIK surgery after penetrating keratoplasty..

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