Detection of an abnormally thick LASIK flap with anterior segment OCT imaging prior to planned LASIK retreatment surgery

Luis Izquierdo, Maria A. Henriquez, Peter A. Zakrzewski

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case of an abnormally thick flap that was detected with the use of anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) prior to planned LASIK retreatment surgery. METHODS: A 43-year-old man presented 6 years after bilateral LASIK surgery with uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) of 20/20 in the right eye and 20/100 in the left eye, and best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) of 20/20 in the right eye and 20/20 in the left eye (refraction -2.25 -1.25 x 131). Anterior segment OCT was performed before LASIK retreatment surgery in the left eye, RESULTS: The flap was found to be 394 μm and the residual stromal bed was too thin (152 μm) to allow for safe LASIK retreatment surgery. After waiting 4 months to ensure refractive stability, photorefractive keratectomy was performed. Postoperative UCVA was 20/20 piano. CONCLUSIONS: The use of anterior segment OCT in the preoperative examination for planned LASIK retreatment surgery provided more reliable data.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)197-199
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

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