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Retinal detachment after laser in situ keratomileusis in myopic eyes.
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PMID:  17916315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To investigate the incidence, characteristics, and surgical management of retinal detachment (RD) after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery in myopia. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational case series. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the RDs observed in 18,342 eyes (9,598 patients) that underwent LASIK for the correction of myopia. All patients had no history of corneal diseases, and preoperative examinations, including a thorough fundus examination, were performed. Patients were followed up for a mean of 20 months (range, four to 27 months), and the clinical features of the RD eyes after LASIK were investigated. RESULTS: RD developed in six patients, including two males and four females. The incidence of a RD after LASIK in this study was 0.033%. Mean degree of pre-LASIK myopia in these eyes was -9.33 diopters (D; range, -6.25 to 14.00 D). The mean interval between LASIK and RD development was 9.25 months (range, two to 18 months). All RDs occurred spontaneously and were managed with vitreoretinal surgeries. Retinal reattachment was achieved at the first RD surgery in all six eyes (100%) at a mean follow-up of 9.3 months (range, three to 18 months). CONCLUSIONS: RD after LASIK for correction of myopia is uncommon. This study suggested no cause-and-effect relationship could be proven between RD development and LASIK procedure in myopia. Clinicians should still be aware of retinal pathologic features in patients undergoing LASIK.
Bo Qin; Lina Huang; Jian Zeng; Jianrong Hu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-10-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  144     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-26     Completed Date:  2008-01-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  921-923     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Shenzhen Ophthalmic Center, Medical College of Jinan University, Shenzhen Eye Hospital, Shenzhen, PR China.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Keratomileusis, Laser In Situ / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Myopia / surgery*
Retinal Detachment / epidemiology,  etiology*,  surgery
Retrospective Studies
Scleral Buckling
Visual Acuity

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