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 Post subject: ectasia
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:20 pm 
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http://www.escrs.org/PUBLICATIONS/EUROT ... torfor.pdf

?There has been a lot of interest in
ectasia worldwide because it is a lose-lose
situation for both patients and surgeons.
However, I believe there are too many
holes in available literature reports to
allow risk factors to be conclusively
defined. Likely, there are other variables
that are not measured or that we don?t
know how to measure that account for
this complication,? said Dr Binder.
He added,?Any of the current
recommendations for safe patient
selection are guesswork and unproven."


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 Post subject: dont get lasik!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:44 pm 
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Lasik thins the cornea, greatly increasing your risk for ectasia. Some experts say the long term damage of lasik could be eventrual ectasia for a percentage of the patients. :shock:

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R. Doyle Stulting MD:

"Ectasia is estimated to occur in one of every 2,500 patients undergoing LASIK, Dr. Stulting said, "but this may be an overestimate because of current exclusion criteria. It also may be an underestimate because of limited follow-up."

Reported cases of ectasia have been diagnosed up to 4 years after LASIK, he added, also noting a case of ectasia that required corneal transplantation 13 years after PRK.

"Pathology in this case suggests cell loss and abnormalities of keratocytes, leading us to wonder whether defective keratocyte metabolism could make ectasia more likely and to wonder whether mitomycin C might increase the long-term risk of ectasia," Dr. Stulting said."


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Good grief! Thanks for the link. Readers should read the full text of this article.

http://www.ophthalmologytimes.com/ophth ... ?id=405941


Feb 15, 2007
By: Lois A. Bowers
Ophthalmology Times

Better screening, communication should help limit corneal ectasia


R. Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD:

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We need to guard against microkeratomes with unpredictable flap thicknesses and measure the residual stromal bed thickness after the cut.

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http://www.escrs.com/PUBLICATIONS/EUROT ... hanics.pdf

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He noted that one of the more disconcerting aspects of post-LASIK ectasia is the observation by Randleman et al that average onset of the disease is around 16 months after surgery, with some cases that present as late as 45 months postoperatively.

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Perry Binder MD:

"It appears that the incidence of reported cases is low, but Stulting has calculated that approximately one in 5,000 LASIK cases will develop ectasia,5 which is about the incidence of ectatic corneal disorders in the general population."


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http://www.crstoday.com/PDF%20Articles/ ... 407_5q.php

Stephen Brint MD:

"Ectasia is the most significant and least understood complication associated with LASIK."


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http://www.revophth.com/index.asp?page=1_13405.htm

"As for the incidence of ectasia, the study extrapolated that it?s about 1:11,500 cases. ?I think we underestimate though, because people tend to underreport,? says Dr. Duffey. ?Personally, that number is pretty solidly scientific, but I?d be willing to bet it?s more like 1:6,250; I think the numerator?s higher and the denominator?s lower.?


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http://www.crstoday.com/PDF%20Articles/ ... 907_10.php

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COLMAN R. KRAFF, MD
The incidence of iatrogenic ectasia appears to be on the rise in the postoperative LASIK population.


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LOUIS E. PROBST, MD
This patient is clearly developing ectasia after LASIK.


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http://www.crstoday.com/PDF%20Articles/ ... 907_08.php

"I believe that our experience with lamellar refractive surgery, LASIK, and keratomileusis during the past 40 years has provided us with a substantial but still incomplete amount of information for identifying corneas at risk, as evidenced by generally excellent results, some spectacular failures, and an increasing number of high-profile lawsuits concerning post-LASIK ectasia."


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"We are also just now learning of some of the long-term complications of refractive surgery, which are being reflected in new allegations and lawsuits. For example, some patients are developing postrefractive ectasia years after the procedure; this condition not only compromises vision, but also may need to be treated with a corneal transplant."


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OSN SuperSite Breaking News 2/19/2008

Surface ablation yielded better biomechanical stability vs. LASIK in study

http://www.osnsupersite.com/view.asp?rID=26470

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"At 6 months postoperatively, the LASIK eyes experienced a 48% reduction in corneal biomechanics, while the eyes that underwent surface ablation had only a decrease between 10% and 14%," Dr. Cazal said.

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