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 Post subject: The flap doesn't fit
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:42 pm 
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Microstriae are very faint, small, disorganized, superficial wrinkles in the LASIK flap. Unlike macrostriae, which result from the flap?s slippage, microstriae are produced by the mechanical forces of a LASIK flap (with unchanged convexity) overlying a newly contoured flap bed (with less convexity). The unchanged arc length of the flap must therefore fit into the shorter arc length of the flap?s bed. This disparity in shapes causes microstriae.

Microstriae can be a frustrating outcome in patients who undergo an otherwise perfect LASIK surgery. This effect is more common in high myopes, probably because more tissue is removed and there is an exaggerated disparity between the flap and its bed in regard to fit. Also, and unfortunately in some cases, the microstriae can have an unwelcome and detrimental effect on vision.



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I am supprised why lasik is still being done. It is simple geometrics to deduce that the flap wont fit well when the cornea underneath is reshaped! I have seen pictures of that and every flap has tiny wrinkles due to improper fit! Gives new meaning to the fact lasik induces aberrations in every eye!

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LASIK Complications. Parag A. Majmudar, MD. AAO Focal Points Vol XXII Number 13 September 2004.

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Microstriae can occur despite appropriate flap positioning. These striae are fine wrinkles in the flap, either at the level of the epithelium or anterior stroma, and may be multidirectional rather than parallel. They often occur centrally following high myopic ablations due to the relative mismatch between the flap and the flatter stromal bed.

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