Complications in refractive surgery. Modified by Corina van de Pol, O.D., Ph.D. July 28, 2001 James Colgain, OD Mitch Brown, OD, FAAO. Complications of PRK. refractive over/undercorrection Regression Central Islands laser Decentered ablation. healing Epithelial compromise
Modified by Corina van de Pol, O.D., Ph.D.
July 28, 2001
James Colgain, OD
Mitch Brown, OD, FAAO
central islands - rare
less with tracking
more with longer ablations
angle kappa and visual axis?
buttonhole in pupil
free cap if small
epithelial defects especially with older patients and dry eyes
epithelial ingrowth (primary and secondary)
infection - rare 1:5,000Complications of LASIK