Posterior Segment Complications of LASIK
Title: Posterior Segment Complications of LASIK
Author: Julia Shulman, MD
Keywords/Main Subjects: LASIK; Posterior segment; Subretinal hemorrhage; Axial length; PVD; Scleral buckle; Macular hole; Retinal detachment; Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
Brief Description: This is a case presentation of a patient who underwent an uneventful LASIK procedure and 2 weeks later presented with distortion in one eye. A review of the possible posterior segment effects of LASIK are discussed in detail, including posterior vitreous detachment, changes in axial length, retinal detachment, infarctions, macular hole, toxoplasmosis reactivation, and choroidal neovascularization. The use of LASIK after posterior segment procedures such as scleral buckle is also discussed.
Series: Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds