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 Post subject: Flap Necrosis after Intralase LASIK
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:01 am 
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Central Flap Necrosis After LASIK With Microkeratome and Femtosecond Laser Created Flaps

Journal of Refractive Surgery Vol. 23 No. 3 March 2007

Bryan C. Hainline, MD; Marianne O. Price, PhD; David M. Choi, MD; Francis W. Price Jr, MD


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A 45-year-old man underwent uncomplicated LASIK with the VISX Star S4 and IntraLase lasers for 5.75 D sphere in the right eye. Preoperative BSCVA was 20/15...

...On postoperative day 4, the patient had no complaints and examination of the flap showed central infl ammation of the entire flap thickness with
moderate sands in the bed, no epithelial defect, and a cracked-glass pattern in the central fl ap (Fig 1). A flap lift was performed and some minimal inflammatory debris was observed in the interface with a jelly-like
consistency in the central portion of the flap. By postoperative day 6, necrosis of flap tissue had occurred, causing wrinkling and depression of the central fl ap (Fig 2). The patient continued on prednisolone acetate
1% four times daily for 2 weeks with a subsequent 3-week taper. Seven weeks after surgery, UCVA in the right eye was 20/301 and manifest refraction did not improve. The flap at this time showed central haze and
scarring.



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A 47-year-old woman underwent uncomplicated LASIK with a VISX Star 4 and IntraLase lasers for refraction of 3.00 0.50  75 in the right eye and 3.00 1.00  170 in the left eye. Preoperative BSCVA was 20/20 in each eye. On postoperative day 1, the patient complained of foreign body sensation in both eyes but no pain...

...Slit-lamp examination showed mild interface inflammation and oil in the interface superiorly in the right eye and central flap haze with mild to moderate inflammation in the peripheral interface in the left eye. A flap lift was performed in the left eye and minimal inflammatory debris was observed on the anterior stroma with a jelly-like consistency in the central portion of the flap. On postoperative day 14, the flap was clear
in the right eye and the fl ap in the left eye showed mild central haze with folds and central depression but no interface inflammation.

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