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Traumatic corneal epithelium abruption following LASEK

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First Author: I.Kaplin UKRAINE

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Abstract Details

Purpose:

To present a case of traumatic epithelium abruption in postLASEK cornea.

Setting:

Kyiv Eye Microsurgery Center, Kyiv, Ukraine

Methods:

We report a case of epithelial abruption occurred in 39-year-old male after mechanical injury of cornea 2 weeks after LASEK. Procedure and recovery was uneventful. Patient had standard medications (antibiotic and steroid after epithelial healing). On follow-up after 2 weeks patient reported pain and blurred vision in his left eye occurred after non-penetrating injury with foreign body removal. Slit lamp exam showed epithelial cyst in optical zone.

Results:

Detached epithelium was removed and cornea was covered with bandage SCL. After 1 month of LASEK standard medication the epithelium as well as its surface appeared normal without any complains of blurry vision. 3 month later the patient was delighted with the outcome and UCVA 20/20 in both eyes.

Conclusions:

Removing of detached epithelium is safe and effective in case of mechanical injury of epithelium with cyst formation after LASEK procedure.

Financial Disclosure:

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