Ectasia risk factors in refractive surgery.

  title={Ectasia risk factors in refractive surgery.},
  author={Marcony Rodrigues de Santhiago and Natalia T Giacomin and David M Smadja and Samir Jacob Bechara},
  journal={Clinical ophthalmology},
This review outlines risk factors of post-laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) ectasia that can be detected preoperatively and presents a new metric to be considered in the detection of ectasia risk. Relevant factors in refractive surgery screening include the analysis of intrinsic biomechanical properties (information obtained from corneal topography/tomography and patient's age), as well as the analysis of alterable biomechanical properties (information obtained from the amount of tissue… CONTINUE READING
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