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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 303


1 Cornea and Refractive Surgeon, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Glaucoma Consultant, KD Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Date of Web Publication07-Jan-2022

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Dr. Anuja K Desai
Cornea and Refractive Surgeon, Kusum Dhirajlal Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1749_21

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Desai AK, Mehta P. Flappergasted!. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:303

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Desai AK, Mehta P. Flappergasted!. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 14];2:303. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/1/303/334906

A 19-year-old female underwent uneventful laser refractive correction (LASIK) with a nasal hinge in February 2020. Nine months after the procedure, the patient was accidentally struck in the right eye with a child's fingernail. On examination, the uncorrected distance visual acuity (UCVA) was 6/18. Slit-lamp examination revealed LASIK flap dehiscence from 7 to 12 clock hours with the flap folded backward [Figure 1]. No other clinical signs of trauma were noted. The flap was lifted, undersurface debris was cleared, and repositioning with ironing was done using balanced salt solution under topical anesthesia. Bandage contact lens was placed. The final UCVA was 6/6 with a well-attached flap. Delayed flap dehiscence is a known phenomenon with diffuse lamellar keratitis and epithelial ingrowth being the most common aftereffects.[1],[2]
Figure 1: Dislocated LASIK flap following ocular trauma

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Cheng AC, Rao SK, Leung GY, Young AL, Lam DS. Late traumatic flap dislocations after LASIK. J Refract Surg 2006;22:500-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
Christiansen G, Maguire LJ, Baratz KH. Late LASIK flap dehiscence after minor trauma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2003;44:2681.  Back to cited text no. 2


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