Removal of epithelial ingrowth via central perforating wound tract 6 years post LASIK

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:: The purpose was to report a case of a novel approach for the removal of central interface epithelial ingrowth caused by a perforating corneal injury 6 years after laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). METHODS:: Access to a large central area of epithelial ingrowth under a LASIK flap was achieved through the wound tract from a perforating corneal injury. Suturing of the central LASIK flap in a similar manner commonly carried out peripherally was then performed to prevent recurrent epithelial ingrowth. RESULTS:: The offending epithelial ingrowth was removed with no recurrence over a 1-year follow-up. CONCLUSIONS:: This is, to our knowledge, the first reported case of central epithelial ingrowth removal from a LASIK interface by a perforating injury wound tract.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-267
Number of pages2
JournalEye and Contact Lens
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Epithelial ingrowth in LASIK
  • LASIK flap trauma
  • Penetrating corneal injury after LASIK
  • Perforating corneal injury after LASIK
  • Traumatic LASIK flap dislocation

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