Dislocation of corneal flap following blunt trauma in a eye after laser in situ keratomileusis

T. Fukumoto, H. Arai, I. Toda, Y. Hori, Kazuo Tsubota

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A 48-year-old female received uneventful laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia in both eyes. Her corrected visual acuity was 1.5 in either eye. Her left eye was accidentally hit by the forepaw of her dog 19 days after surgery. When seen the same day, the corneal flap in her left eye was slightly dislocated superiorly. The corrected visual acuity was 1.0 and improved to 1.2 the following day associated with spontaneous repositioning of the corneal flap. She is doing well without wrinkling or epithelial ingrowth 6 months after the accident. This case illustrates that dislocation of corneal flap may happen following blunt trauma even when the corneal epithelial cells are supposed to have regenerated 19 days after LASIK.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-528
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume55
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Laser In Situ Keratomileusis
Wounds and Injuries
Visual Acuity
Myopia
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Accidents
Epithelial Cells
Dogs

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Dislocation of corneal flap following blunt trauma in a eye after laser in situ keratomileusis. / Fukumoto, T.; Arai, H.; Toda, I.; Hori, Y.; Tsubota, Kazuo.

In: Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology, Vol. 55, No. 4, 2001, p. 526-528.

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