Late Traumatic Dislocation of LASIK Flaps  (1)

Indian J Ophthalmol. 2004 Dec;52(4):327-8. Related Articles, Links

Late dislocation of LASIK flap following fingernail injury.

Srinivasan M, Prasad S, Prajna NV.

Aravind Eye Hospital & Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, India.

A case of traumatic flap displacement with a fingernail injury four years after LASIK is reported.

Late traumatic dislocation of LASIK flaps  (2)

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2004 Jan;30(1):253-6. Related Articles, Links

Late traumatic dislocation of laser in situ keratomileusis flaps.

Heickell AG, Vesaluoma MH, Tervo TM, Vannas A, Krootila K.

Helsinki University Eye Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.




We present 2 patients with late traumatic laser in situ keratomileusis flap dislocation 8 months and 17 months after surgery. One patient had a sharp trauma that caused a partial laceration and the second patient had a blunt trauma that caused a dislocation of the flap. The corneas were examined with slitlamp microscopy, computed corneal topography, and confocal microscopy. One flap was repositioned surgically; the other was treated conservatively with an eye patch.