Suction loss during thin-flap femto-LASIK: Management and beneficial refractive effect of the epithelium

David Smadja, Marcony R. Santhiago, Glauco Reggiani Mello, Edgar M. Espana, Ronald R. Krueger

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Abstract

We report the case of a 42-year-old man who experienced loss of suction during thin-flap femto-laser in situ keratomileusis, leading to a stromal step in the superior cornea where the cutting was stopped. The procedure was converted to photorefractive keratectomy 2 weeks later. Management of the loss of suction and the beneficial role played by the epithelium postoperatively on the refractive outcomes are discussed. Financial Disclosure: No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)902-905
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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