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Cross-linking treatment for recurrent post-LASIK keratitis: case report

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First Author: J.Cazal SPAIN

Co Author(s):    F. Sanchez-Fabo   F. Castanera           

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To report a case of uniteral recurrent infectious keratitis after simultaneous bilateral laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and to explore diagnostic, and therapeutic measures

Setting:

Centro Oftalmológico del Bages Centro Oftalmológico TACIR

Methods:

A 32-year-old man presented with decreased visual acuity and pain in his right eye 3 days after a bilateral LASIK procedure. Slit-lamp examination showed 3 small corneal infiltrates surrounded by corneal inflammation. The infection cleared after treatment with fortified cefazidime, fortified gentamicin. It was decided to lift and wash corneal flap and interface. A new infíltrate show up after 4 month follow up.

Results:

Corneal scraping grew Propionibacterium acnes. The corneal infiltrate resolved after collagen cross-linking treatment was applied following Dresden protocol.

Conclusions:

This result indicate that corneal cross linking may be an effective adjuvant therapy in the management of severe infectious keratitis associated with corneal melting FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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