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Unilateral corneal ectasia after LASIK surgery: a case report

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First Author: D.Wygledowska-Promienska POLAND

Co Author(s):    P. Gosciniewicz              

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To present a case of 35-year-old patient with an advanced corneal ectasia of left eye after 2 LASIK procedures.


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


The patient was admitted for consultation to the Ambulatory of Corneal Diseases, Clinical Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital nr 5, Katowice, Poland. Five years before he underwent a LASIK surgery of both eyes, (indication was myopia of /-3,5 Dsph -1,75 D cyl ax 82/ right eye and /-2,0 D sph -4,5 D cyl ax 89/ left eye). After 2 weeks the same procedure of left eye was repeated because no target correction was reached. Clinical examination at admission showed a significant decrease in visual acuity of the left eye (best corrected visual acuity =0,01), the scar of central cornea. Central corneal thickness was 312 microns.


The patient was diagnosed with advanced corneal ectasia of the left eye and qualified for penetrating keratoplasty.


LASIK procedure thins and weakens the cornea, that may lead to progressive corneal ectasia. In cases of advanced ectasia a penetrating keratoplasty should be considered. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: No

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