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Treatment of keratoectasia after LASIK by intrastromal corneal ring segments in two patients who had no preoperative risk factors.
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PMID:  20689795     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report on keratoectasia after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in two eyes of two patients who had no obvious preoperative risk factors, and treatment of keratoectasia by intrastromal corneal ring segments.
METHOD: Clinical interventional case report.
RESULTS: Two patients underwent LASIK in both eyes at Shinagawa LASIK center, Tokyo. Preoperative standard ophthalmological examinations demonstrated no specific risk factors of keratoectasia. However, each eye of the two patients developed keratoectasia as defined by corneal topography. Treatment for keratoectasia was performed by inserting intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS) in the affected eyes. In one eye, KeraRing (MEDIPHACOS, Ltd, Brazil) was inserted, and Intacs SK (Addition Technology Inc, USA) was inserted in the other.
CONCLUSION: Even in eyes where no risk factors for keratoectasia were found following thorough preoperative examinations, keratoectasia could develop after LASIK. ICRS could be effective for the treatment of keratoectasia after LASIK.
Minoru Tomita; Naoko Inoue; Tadahiko Tsuru
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.)     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1177-5483     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-06     Completed Date:  2011-06-29     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101321512     Medline TA:  Clin Ophthalmol     Country:  New Zealand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  785-91     Citation Subset:  -    
Shinagawa LASIK Center, Tokyo, Japan.
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