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Full-thickness macular hole after LASIK for the correction of myopia - To describe 19 patients (20 eyes) who developed a macular hole (MH) after undergoing bilateral LASIK for the correction of myopia.

Lattice Degeneration With And Without Atrophic Holes - Illustrates an important point that lattice degeneration is quite common, occuring in 8-11 percent of the population.

Retinal phlebitis after LASIK - To report a case of retinal phlebitis with cystoid macular edema in both eyes 8 weeks after LASIK.

Two cases of retinal detachment - Following laser in Situ keratomileusis repaired by scleral buckling surgery.

Bilateral retinal detachment after laser in situ keratomileusis - Another case of retinal detachment after LASIK.

Early rhegmatogenous retinal detachment following LASIK for high myopia - Four eyes had early rhegmatogenous retinal detachment within 3 months of LASIK for correction of high myopia using the microkeratome, Clear Corneal Molder.

Retinal detachment after Excimer laser (myopic LASIK or PRK) - A retrospective multicentric study: 15 cases.

Proposed mechanism for retinal tears after LASIK: an experimental model - To demonstrate axial length changes associated with anterior shift of the lens/iris diaphragm and anterior vitreous base in human cadaver eyes during suction ring application preceding Moria LASIK, and to propose that these changes may be associated with anterior retinal tears.

Vitreoretinal alterations following laser in situ keratomileusis: clinical and experimental studies - The presence of vitreoretinal changes following laser in situ keratomileusis in myopia is evaluated.

Diffuse lamellar keratitis - Several studies related to Diffuse lamellar keratitis, with (submitted) commentary.

Late Onset Lamellar Keratitis and Epithelial Ingrowth Following Orbital Cellulitis - To report a case of late onset lamellar keratitis and epithelial ingrowth associated with orbital cellulitis 1 month after LASIK surgery.

A predictive model for postoperative intraocular pressure among patients undergoing LASIK - To develop a predictive model based on preoperative variables for estimating postoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) of those eyes undergoing LASIK.

Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness changes after an acute increase in intraocular pressure - To determine whether the increase in intraocular pressure (IOP) for 45 seconds during laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) suction can induce a decrease in retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) assessed by a confocal scanning laser polarimeter.

Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Change after Photorefractive Surgery - To analyze the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) change after photorefractive surgery.

Surgeon: Be aware of surgeries performed by other subspecialists

TOP STORIES 5/31/2006

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Klaus Lucke, MD, said refractive surgery can inadvertently impact future retinal surgery.

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During LASIK surgery, removing the suction ring too quickly can lead to retinal problems for the patient as well, Dr. Lucke said. For instance, during suction the eye becomes longer, and when the suction is released, the eye becomes shorter and wider. A rapid increase in the width of the eye can result in retinal detachment, he said.

“Avoid sudden decompression,” he urged.