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  • H.K. Wu et al (Tufts Univ. School of Medicine, New England Eye Centre, Boston, MA)

    Late occurrence of Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis After Laser in Situ Keratomileusis.

    Arch.Ophthalmology, vol.119, July 2001: 1074-1076

      

    Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis (DLK) is a non-infectious inflammatory complication associated with LASIK, also described as “Sands of Sahara Syndrome” and central focal interface opacity.

       

    This condition is commonly reported to occur within 1 month after LASIK treatment, enhancement or flap manipulation, or epithelial flap debridement (to reduce basement membrane irregularities).

      

    The authors report 2 cases of DLK appearing 2 to 7 months after LASIK.

      

    The estimated incidence of DLK is 3 in 400 cases. Four clinical stages have been described, ranging from non-visually significant focal infiltrates to diffuse infiltrates with stromal necrosis.

       

    DLK has a good prognosis for recovery, following intensive topical steroid therapy.
      

         

 



 

 

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Lasik
   

  • H.K. Wu et al (Tufts Univ. School of Medicine, New England Eye Centre, Boston, MA)
    Late occurrence of Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis After Laser in Situ Keratomileusis.
    Arch.Ophthalmology, vol.119, July 2001: 1074-1076
      
    Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis (DLK) is a non-infectious inflammatory complication associated with LASIK, also described as “Sands of Sahara Syndrome” and central focal interface opacity.
       
    This condition is commonly reported to occur within 1 month after LASIK treatment, enhancement or flap manipulation, or epithelial flap debridement (to reduce basement membrane irregularities).
      
    The authors report 2 cases of DLK appearing 2 to 7 months after LASIK.
      
    The estimated incidence of DLK is 3 in 400 cases. Four clinical stages have been described, ranging from non-visually significant focal infiltrates to diffuse infiltrates with stromal necrosis.
       
    DLK has a good prognosis for recovery, following intensive topical steroid therapy.
      
         

 

 

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