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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 182-184

Misinterpretation of topographic early keratoconus, with consequent post small-incision lenticule extraction ectasia

Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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Sherif A Eissa
Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University, Kasr El Ainy, Cairo, 11451
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/DJO.DJO_1_17

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The purpose of this paper is to describe an infrequent complication of small-incision lenticule extraction. Bilateral corneal ectasia that was discovered 6 months postoperatively is described here. The case has shown that the procedure can aggravate early keratoconus cases without any advantage over laser in-situ keratomileusis or surface ablation procedures. Placido disk imaging with correct scaling and color coding of Scheimpflug images is essential in the preoperative assessment of small-incision lenticule extraction patients.

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