Uveal effusion following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for hypermetropia.


PURPOSE To describe the first reported cases of uveal effusion syndrome following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). DESIGN Interventional case reports. METHODS A 50-year-old woman developed bilateral submacular choroidal folds with subtle fluid elevation of the macula on the first day following uneventful LASIK for hypermetropia. A 48-year-old man developed right, prominent, 360-degree, peripheral choroidal effusions and submacular choroidal and retinal folds several months following LASIK for hypermetropia. RESULTS Case 1 was treated with systemic diclofenac and case 2 with systemic prednisolone. Both cases showed gradual improvement in vision over several weeks, returning to best-corrected visual acuity of 6/6. CONCLUSIONS Uveal effusion syndrome is a previously unreported complication that may occur following LASIK for hypermetropia.

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@article{Butler2004UvealEF, title={Uveal effusion following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for hypermetropia.}, author={Thomas K H Butler and Gerard L Sutton and Con N Moshegov and David L McKay}, journal={American journal of ophthalmology}, year={2004}, volume={137 4}, pages={763-5} }