Diffuse lamellar keratitis associated with epithelial defects after laser in situ keratomileusis.

@article{Shah2000DiffuseLK,
  title={Diffuse lamellar keratitis associated with epithelial defects after laser in situ keratomileusis.},
  author={Monica Shah and Manjula Misra and K R Wihelmus and Douglas D. Koch},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={1312-8}
}
PURPOSE To describe the association between the presence of epithelial defects and the development of diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK), "Sands of the Sahara" syndrome, following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). SETTING Cullen Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. METHODS In this retrospective study, the postoperative clinical course and surgical outcomes in 735 eyes of 358 consecutive patients who had myopic LASIK between December… CONTINUE READING