|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
Operative Management of a Cortisone-abuse-induced Bilateral Flap Complication Following LASIK
Daniel J., Walkow T.
Purpose: We report on a flap complication due to excessive topical use of cortisone. A 42 year old man underwent uneventful bilateral LASIK surgery for -2,50 -0,50 x 170 at OD and -2,25 -0,25 x 11 at OS. We aimed at emetropia at both eyes. Ablation was performed with the LADARVISION 4000 excimer laser. Postoperatively, both eyes were protected with shields and Isopto Max eye drops were administered. Uncorrected vision was 20/20 in both eyes at the first postop day. At 1 week, we found severe epithelial ingrowth in the interface. The patient reported to have the Isopto Max eye drops administered 8-10 times daily.