Uveitis-associated flap edema and lamellar interface fluid collection after LASIK

Stephen D. McLeod, Rookaya Mather, David G. Hwang, Todd P. Margolis

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PURPOSE: To report two cases of corneal pathology associated with anterior uveitis after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: A 47-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman who experienced vision loss and corneal changes associated with acute anterior uveitis after LASIK were examined. RESULTS: The 47-year-old man, who had undergone LASIK for low myopia developed an interlamellar fluid pocket at the level of the flap interface, whereas the 50-year-old woman, who underwent LASIK for hyperopia, developed marked flap edema without interface fluid collection. CONCLUSIONS: These two cases demonstrated acute corneal fluid accumulation associated with episodes of acute anterior uveitis in eyes that had undergone LASIK. Uveitis should be considered a risk factor for vision threatening corneal complications after LASIK.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137-1139
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2005


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