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Post epi-LASIK surgery corneal malacia complicated with acanthamoeba and fungal keratitis

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First Author: P.Gosciniewicz POLAND

Co Author(s):    E. Mrukwa-Kominek   E. Magnucka   L. Drzyzga        

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To present a case of 23-year-old male patient with an advanced corneal malacia post Epi-LASIK surgery complicated with Acanthamoeba and fungal keratitis.

Setting:

Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital No. 5, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

Methods:

The patient was admitted to the Corneal Diseases Unit, of the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital No. 5, Katowice, Poland. Three months before he underwent Epi-LASIK surgery in both eyes in a different hospital, indication was myopia. After 3 months on follow-up examination corneal malacia and perforation of the cornea in right eye was stated (BCVA=0,01). Confocal microscopy of the cornea was performed. The cysts and trophozoites of Acanthamoeba and fugal filaments in the right eye were stated.

Results:

Corneal transplantation was performed and systemic and local treatment was applied. Due to recurrent corneal keratitis transplantation was carried out three times within 6 months.

Conclusions:

Epi-LASIK procedure can be complicated with malacia of the cornea but in rare cases it can be also complicated by the Acanthamoeba and fungal keratitis.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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