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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 630-631

A case of epithelial ingrowth after small incision lenticule extraction


Department of Ophthalmology, Foshan Eye Institute, The Second People's Hospital of Foshan, Foshan, China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Xue Li
Department of Ophthalmology, Foshan Eye Institute, The Second People's Hospital of Foshan, No. 78 Weiguo Road, Foshan - 528000
China
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_379_21

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A 31-year-old woman who had undergone bilateral small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) surgery developed visually significant epithelial ingrowth in her left eye. She then underwent epithelial removal without lifting the cap. No corneal haze or irregular astigmatism was observed through follow-up. The patient had a medical history significant for hyperthyroidism, suggesting that epithelial basement membrane degeneration in patient with hyperthyroidism may be a risk factor for epithelial ingrowth after SMILE.


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