Corneal ectasia induced by laser in situ keratomileusis.

  title={Corneal ectasia induced by laser in situ keratomileusis.},
  author={Ioannis G. Pallikaris and George D. Kymionis and Nikolaos I. Astyrakakis},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  volume={27 11},
PURPOSE To identify factors that can lead to corneal ectasia after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). SETTING University refractive surgery center. METHODS In this retrospective study, the charts of all patients (2873 eyes) who had LASIK between May 1995 and November 1999 were reviewed. Fourteen patients (19 eyes, 0.66%) developed post-LASIK ectasia. The mean follow-up was 16.32 months (range 6 to 42 months). RESULTS No patient with an attempted correction less than 8.00 diopters or a… CONTINUE READING