Early post-LASIK flap amputation in the treatment of aggressive, branching keratitis: A case report

John Au, Thomas Plesec, Karolinne Rocha, William Dupps, Ronald Krueger

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Abstract

Infectious keratitis is rare following laser vision correction. We present a case of aggressive fungal keratitis caused by Aspergillus flavus, following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in the setting of a unique environmental risk factor. We describe the key features of the acute case presentation, which guided empirical medical and surgical treatment, resulting in the most favorable outcome found in the literature, to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalArquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Laser In Situ Keratomileusis
Keratitis
Amputation
Aspergillus flavus
Lasers
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Keratitis/etiology
  • Keratomileusis
  • Laser in situ/adverse effects

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  • Ophthalmology

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Early post-LASIK flap amputation in the treatment of aggressive, branching keratitis : A case report. / Au, John; Plesec, Thomas; Rocha, Karolinne; Dupps, William; Krueger, Ronald.

In: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia, Vol. 79, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 50-52.

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Au, John ; Plesec, Thomas ; Rocha, Karolinne ; Dupps, William ; Krueger, Ronald. / Early post-LASIK flap amputation in the treatment of aggressive, branching keratitis : A case report. In: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia. 2016 ; Vol. 79, No. 1. pp. 50-52.
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