TITLE

Fibrinous anterior uveitis following laser in situ keratomileusis

AUTHOR(S)
Parmar, Pragya; Salman, Amjad; Rajmohan, M.; Jesudasan, Nelson C. A.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Sep2009, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p320
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A 29-year-old woman who underwent laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopic astigmatism in both eyes presented with severe pain, photophobia and decreased visual acuity in the left eye eight days aft er surgery. Examination revealed severe anterior uveitis with fibrinous exudates in the anterior chamber, flap edema and epithelial bullae. Laboratory investigations for uveitis were negative and the patient required systemic and intensive topical steroids with cycloplegics to control the inflammation. This case demonstrates that severe anterior uveitis may develop aft er LASIK and needs prompt and vigorous management for resolution.
ACCESSION #
43247874

 

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