Delta Journal of Ophthalmology

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

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


Sherif A Eissa 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Sherif A Eissa
Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University, Kasr El Ainy, Cairo, 11451
Egypt

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.


How to cite this article:
Eissa SA. Misinterpretation of topographic early keratoconus, with consequent post small-incision lenticule extraction ectasia.Delta J Ophthalmol 2017;18:182-184


How to cite this URL:
Eissa SA. Misinterpretation of topographic early keratoconus, with consequent post small-incision lenticule extraction ectasia. Delta J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Dec 9 ];18:182-184
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