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Inadvertent anterior breakthrough as a complication of femtosecond intrastromal astigmatic keratotomy (FIAK)

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First Author: V.Diakonis GREECE

Co Author(s):    G. Kymionis   V. Kankariya   S. Yoo        

Abstract Details



Purpose:

We describe a case of anterior breakthrough after femtosecond assisted intra-stromal arcuate astigmatic keratotomies (FIAK) in a post-cataract/peudophakic patient presenting with residual astigmatism of less than 1.50 D (diopters).

Setting:

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Methods:

Inadvertent anterior gas breakthrough was noticed intra-operatively in the left eye of the patient in only the nasal intra-stromal arcuate cut.

Results:

Post-operative refractive overcorrection, irregular corneal astigmatism and loss of corrected distance visual acuity, resulted after this complication.

Conclusions:

Careful operative planning and modification in the laser settings may avoid similar complications, resulting in optimum postoperative outcomes. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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