Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

: 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 1474-

Epithelial ingrowth following LASIK managed with Nd:YAG laser

Mayank A Nanavaty 
 Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, United Kingdom

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Dr. Mayank A Nanavaty
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Eastern Road, Brighton - BN2 5BF
United Kingdom

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Nanavaty MA. Epithelial ingrowth following LASIK managed with Nd:YAG laser.Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1474-1474

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Nanavaty MA. Epithelial ingrowth following LASIK managed with Nd:YAG laser. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Apr 2 ];67:1474-1474
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A 34-year old presented with a history of foreign body sensation and reduced vision (from irregular astigmatism) after eye rubbing in his left eye following myopic LASIK 10 years ago. [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b shows active epithelial ingrowth at the flap margin.[1],[2],[3],[4] [Figure 1]c and [Figure 1]d demonstrates ideal appearance of the epithelial ingrowth following Nd:YAG laser (1 MJ) aimed at creating a discontinuity between the flap edge ingrowth and the inner island to prevent progression. After 3 months, the ingrowth disappeared and patient was emmetropic with no irregular astigmatism. These images can be used as a guide when performing YAG lasers in such cases.{Figure 1}

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