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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-21

Transition to single-step transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy in the same session following intraoperative flap complication

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Goznuru Eye Hospital, Refractive Surgery Unit, Gaziantep, Turkey
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Koc University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Afsun Sahin
Davutpasa Street, No: 4, Topkapi, Istanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2114_21

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Recently, a new variation of transepithelial PRK, called TransPRK, was introduced, in which both the epithelium and stroma are removed in a single step, in one ablation profile. In this report, we present a case of a 31-year-old male patient who was prepared for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery but switched to TransPRK combined with mitomycin C (MMC) application following intraoperative flap complication in one eye. As a result of the timely and on-site intervention, no haze was seen. TransPRK may be considered as an alternative with the advantages of reduced risk of postoperative pain and haze formation in intraoperative incomplete flap formation.

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