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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Unilateral Post-LASIK Ectasia in a Topographical Normal Eye with a Slight Asymmetry in the Contralateral Eye

Marouen Berguiga, Alain Saad

Citation Information : Berguiga M, Saad A. Unilateral Post-LASIK Ectasia in a Topographical Normal Eye with a Slight Asymmetry in the Contralateral Eye. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2014; 3 (1):47-51.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10025-1078

Published Online: 00-04-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Purpose

To report a case of post-LASIK unilateral corneal ectasia.

Setting

Department of anterior segment and Refractive surgery, Rothschild Foundation, Paris.

Case report

A 33-year-old woman was referred with a history of unilateral post-LASIK ectasia in her left eye, 18 months post operatively. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 with a manifest refraction of +1.75 (–4.75 × 90). Orbscan ii® revealed an inferior steepening associated with irregular astigmatism. The preoperative Placido topographies revealed a slight skewed radial axis in the right eye associated with an inferior-superior keratometry difference of 1.6 Diopters at 3 mm. in the left eye that developed ectasia, regular symmetric astigmatism was present. Uncorrected visual acuity improved to 20/25 2 weeks after keraRing® segment insertion.

How to cite this article

Berguiga M, saad a, Gatinel D. Unilateral Post-LASIK Ectasia in a Topographical Normal Eye with a slight asymmetry in the Contralateral Eye. int J kerat Ect Cor Dis 2014;3(1):47-51.


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