International Ophthalmology

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 459–460 | Cite as

OCT visualization of corneal structural changes in traumatic dislocation of LASIK flap

  • Alfonso IovienoEmail author
  • Daya P. Sharma
  • Mark R. Wilkins
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A 45-year-old woman presented with a traumatic laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) flap dislocation in the right eye. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) showed the presence of macrostriae, flap stromal edema, epithelial hyperplasia between the striae and epithelial ingrowth. The flap was surgically repositioned with optimal visual recovery. Anterior segment OCT can efficiently visualize corneal structural changes associated with LASIK flap dislocation.


LASIK OCT Refractive surgery Trauma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfonso Iovieno
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daya P. Sharma
    • 1
  • Mark R. Wilkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Moorfields Eye HospitalLondonUK

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