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Complications of Intrastromal Corneal Ring Implantation (Keraring 355°) using a Femtosecond Laser for Channel Creation

Khosrow Jadidi, Seyed Aliasghar Mosavi, Farhad Nejat, Aliagha Alishiri

Citation Information : Jadidi K, Mosavi SA, Nejat F, Alishiri A. Complications of Intrastromal Corneal Ring Implantation (Keraring 355°) using a Femtosecond Laser for Channel Creation. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2014; 3 (2):53-56.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10025-1079

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



To report complications after the implantation of Keraring 355° intrastromal corneal ring (ICR; Mediphacos, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) in keratoconic eyes using a Ziemer LDV femto- second laser (Ziemer AG, Switzerland) for channel creation.

Materials and methods

Five eyes suffering from keratoconus underwent Keraring 355° insertion using Ziemer LDV for corneal pocket creation. Intraoperative and postoperative complications were recorded.


While intraoperatively there were no complication, postoperatively all cases showed severe side effects.


In this small case series, intracorneal ring (Keraring 355°) implantation using a femtosecond laser for channel creation was related to a number of significant postoperative problems in all cases. The most common complication was corneal melting (postoperatively).

How to cite this article

Jadidi K, Mosavi SA, Nejat F, Alishiri A. Complications of Intrastromal Corneal Ring Implantation (Kera- ring 355°) using a Femtosecond Laser for Channel Creation. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2014;3(2):53-56.

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