The primary reason that laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis
(LASIK) would be unsuitable in this case is the need to avoid a flap-based procedure, to preserve the biomechanical strength of the cornea, and allow him to continue with martial arts.
In his medical history, he reported developing low vision after a traffic accident in childhood, having laser treatment in both eyes at 12 years of age and again 1 month earlier, and undergoing bilateral laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis
Plaza-Puche, "Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis
in high mixed astigmatism with optimized, fast-repetition and cyclotorsion control excimer laser," American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
Different procedures have been used in refractive surgery which include photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), radical keratotomy (RK), laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis
(LASIK), laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK), small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) etc.4 Refractive surgeries with laser flap makers were approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 and femtosecond specifically for flap creation was approved in 2001.5 Femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK (femto-LASIK) is very successful latest innovation in refractive surgery because of its better outcome, long-term stable results, and lesser complications compared to other procedures.6 Femtosecond uses ultra-short duration of the pulses (10-15) causing significantly less damage to the collateral tissues.
chelonae have been described after keratoplasty and following laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis
(LASIK) surgery [2, 12,13].
Additionally, more than 700,000 US residents have LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis
) eye surgeries each year to correct vision deficiencies.
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis
(LASIK) eye surgery is increasingly common, with approximately 600,000 procedures performed each year in the United States (1).
LASIK or Lasik (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis
), commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism.